From Jesus to Christ [videorecording] : the first Christians / Frontline producers, WGBH Boston ... [et al.] ; written and produced by Marilyn Mellowes ; senior producer and director, William Cran.
- Other Title:
- First Christians
- Boston : WGBH Educational Foundation; [Alexandria, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c1998.
4 videocassettes (240 min.; 60 min. ea.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
- Jesus Christ -- Biography.
Jesus Christ -- Historicity.
Christianity -- Origin.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- System Details:
- VHS format.
- Explores the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached. The film traces Jesus' life, focusing on the events that occurred after he died and on his first followers, the men and women whose belief, conviction, and martyrdom created a major movement that transformed the Roman Empire in the space of only three hundred years.
- Consultants: Michael White, Paula Fredrikson, Holland L. Hendrix, Elaine Pagels, Wayne A. Meeks, Shaye J.D. Cohen, Harold W. Attridge, Helmut Koester, Allen Callahan, John Dominic Crossan, Elizabeth A. Clark.
- Videocassette release of a program originally televised on Frontline.
Containers have Warner Home Video copyright date of 1999.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1932 Fund.
- Mellowes, Marilyn H. , Author, Producer
Cran, William. , Director, Producer
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) , Producer
PBS Home Video. , Distributor
Warner Home Video (Firm). , Distributor
Class of 1932 Fund.
- 0780622898 (pt.1)
- Publisher Number:
- B3740-B3743 PBS Home Video
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