CORPUS CHRISTI explores the historical figure of Jesus through the story of the Passion. Dedicated documentary filmmakers G'rard Mordillat and J'rme Prieur called on the world's most renowned biblical scholars to lead this inquiry, which began with an examination of the Gospel According to St. John and proceeded through the 27 books of the New Testament. Word for word, phrase by phrase, verse by verse, these experts uncovered the enigma known as Jesus Christ. Hailed by critics and viewers as a series on French television, CORPUS CHRISTI offers the same rigorous research into the world's most treasured texts that was displayed in the filmmakers' earlier ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY. Whether approached from a religious or a secular point of view, CORPUS CHRISTI reveals the mystery and complexities of Jesus Christ and his role in Christianity as documented by the New Testament.
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I have known this work since the 90s and remember the firestorm of controversy that it caused in France when it was aired on Arte. This work soars over denominational bias in a big way, and it also shows how different scholars view the texts. We are fortunate to be able to view this documentary.
Quite frankly, I do not understand how linguists, historians, literary critics, archaeologists, authors, and other experts in biblical study from the US, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, England, and other countries can be summarily dismissed in other reviews. It's quite unfortunate.
Don't miss this. As I re-watch the video each year; there is always something I miss.
2. Jean le baptiste
6. Roi de Juifs
11. Le Disciple bien-aime
12. Selon Jean
Everybody should see it, it is a very accurate study of most of the angles of Christianity.
Divided into 12 themes, it's ideal for teachers, clergy, interested lay people to watch over a period of weeks.
In investing in these DVDs, you should be aware that the format is "talking heads" -- and usually that's a pejorative phrase. But, the fact is that these are some of the smartest "heads" in the world -- and their conversations are mesmerizing.
The filmmakers argue that, if they had produced dramatic visual segments to illustrate scenes in the discussion, they would have placed indelible visual stamps on what these things "really looked like." In fact, the whole point of this fascinating documentary series is to peel back those accumulated layers of centuries-old assumptions -- to freshly consider the actual original record.
It's well worth the investment for teachers, groups, congregations -- and anyone who's interested in what the world's top scholars are actually saying about these issues today.
All Honor and Glory to the Son of God, Jesus, Christ, Savior, Redeemer who lived committing no sin while he was in the flesh on this Earth. UPON HIS REVELATION "EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW AND EVERY TONGUE CONFESS THAT JESUS IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY"