How did the church succeed? What happened to Jesus' disciples after the New Testament record breaks off? Did Simon Peter ever get to Rome? Did Nero condemn Paul in Rome or set him free? What happened to John? When were the Gospels written, who wrote them, and where? Why were the Christians persecuted? This series will provide answers, based on both biblical and secular evidence, to these and many other questions. This package includes eight 25-30 minute sessions on VHS, a reproducible study guide, leader's guide, poster and flyer.
Available on both DVD and VHS.
Special Price: 79.95
Maier has done it again! This latest video series is an engaging study of the rise of the Early Church. Against tremendous odds early Christianity rose to the point in the fourth century that it became the official religion of the Roman Empire. How did this happen and why? Deeply learned and provocative in his answers to these questions and many others Maier draws his information from a number of ancient sources, in particular the writings of the first-century Jewish writer Josephus and those of the fourth-century Father of Church History, Eusebius. Expertly using these sources he tells this fabulous story of the emergence and rise of the Christian faith with aplomb, winsomeness and humour. I highly recommend it for both group study and personal knowledge.
Michael A.G. Haykin
Professor of Historical Theology and Reformed Spirituality
The Toronto Baptist Seminary, Toronto
Adjunct Professor of Church History,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
It is most heartening to see the continued outpouring of excellent historical works being produced by Dr. Paul L. Maier, one of the premier historians of our time. This is especially true because of the fact that Dr. Maier does not ignore the important and Christian aspects of our Western Christian history, but gives them accurate and sympathetic coverage. His writings have been a help and an encouragement to me and I am sure to many thousands of others.
D. James Kennedy
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church