Jesus: Rise to Power

60 minutes

Dr. Michael Scott sets outs across the historic landscapes of the ancient world to discover how and why, in just 400 years, the little-known Judaic cult of Jesus rises from a persecuted minority to become the official religion of the Roman Empire.

60 minutes

Dr. Michael Scott sets outs across the historic landscapes of the ancient world to discover how and why, in just 400 years, the little-known Judaic cult of Jesus rises from a persecuted minority to become the official religion of the Roman Empire.

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Against a backdrop of political instability, power struggles and civil unrest, Dr. Michael Scott and a team of biblical scholars chart the rise of Christianity. Recognizing its indomitable spirit Emperor Constantine, made the decision to adopt Christianity and move the capital from Rome to Constantinople. Following Constantine, Emperor Julian attempted to disempower Christians until in AD 381 when Emperor Theodosius outlawed paganism and finally proclaimed Christianity the only legal religion.

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s1e3 Christians
March 28, 2013
Against a backdrop of political instability, power struggles and civil unrest, Dr. Michael Scott and a team of biblical scholars chart the rise of Christianity. Recognizing its indomitable spirit Emperor Constantine, made the decision to adopt Christianity and move the capital from Rome to Constantinople. Following Constantine, Emperor Julian attempted to disempower Christians until in AD 381 when Emperor Theodosius outlawed paganism and finally proclaimed Christianity the only legal religion.
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Willing to die for their faith, Christian martyrs resisted Rome's pagan rituals and were condemned. But instead of wiping out Christianity, Roman persecution helped the faith spread. Jesus: Rise to Power brings to life with dramatic re-enactments the acts of defiance that united believers across the vast Roman Empire. Historian Dr. Michael Scott examines ancient letters between Roman authorities who were faced with the decision to either tolerate the religion or condemn its followers to death.

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s1e2 Martyrs
March 28, 2013
Willing to die for their faith, Christian martyrs resisted Rome's pagan rituals and were condemned. But instead of wiping out Christianity, Roman persecution helped the faith spread. Jesus: Rise to Power brings to life with dramatic re-enactments the acts of defiance that united believers across the vast Roman Empire. Historian Dr. Michael Scott examines ancient letters between Roman authorities who were faced with the decision to either tolerate the religion or condemn its followers to death.
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