The First Days of Christianity (History Channel Ultimate Collections)
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Join host Roger Moore for a journey In the Footsteps of the Holy Family. This compelling mixture of science, history, faith and scholarship examines the perplexing Biblical mysteries, ancient texts and sacred places touched by the Holy Family. And from conversions to missions to martyrdoms, The Apostles introduces the viewers to the twelve believers who began the epic mission of spreading the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Host Martin Sheen narrates untold tales of the devoted followers whose dedication ensured the survival of the early Church.
THE HISTORY CHANNEL and A&E present three of the most sough-after films in their Christianity treasury, together for the first time in one DVD collection:
DISC 1: In the Footsteps of the Holy Family, Part 1
DISC 2: In the Footsteps of the Holy Family, Part 2
DISC 3: The Apostles Collection, Part 1
DISC 4: The Apostles Collection, Part 2
Top Customer Reviews
The first part covers the "Holy Family". It uses the Gnostic Gospels as a reliable source despite the nearly universal rejection of them by modern reputable scholership. As a result, the first portion of this poorly executed attempt at an entertaining biography is largely innaccurate and biased. The reenactments of loosely related miracle accounts are worthy of a high school play at best. If you do choose to buy this, don't even bother with the first section.
The second part is a head and shoulders improvement over the first, but it still falls far short of a well done documentary. It clearly favors an atheist (or at the very least agnostic) viewpoint in reporting the history of the very early church. As the timeline becomes more removed from Jesus and the history becomes less controversial, the documentary improves considerably.
The apostle Paul was probably the best episode.
Read the reviews people before you buy. That was my forgotten
mistake on this purchase. Nothing against the seller they were great..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got this for the mom for Christmas. Being an Atheist not something I would usually buy but watched some with mom and it had pretty decent production value. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Drnickmd
I love history and usually the products are pretty good....this was not what I thought it would be. It really has nothing to do with the first days of the Christian Faith. Read morePublished on May 5, 2009 by AH
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