A History of Christianity

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  • 2021
  • 1 Season

The hidden origins and turbulent evolution of the world’s largest religion.

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God in the Dock
6. God in the Dock
April 14, 2021
Skepticism has transformed Western culture and transformed Christianity. Where did this religious doubt come from? Is fading belief due to the advance of science and reason, or due to its entanglement with world wars, Fascism, and Nazism?
The Evangelical Explosion
5. The Evangelical Explosion
April 14, 2021
Evangelical Protestantism is a lively expression of faith that has spread across the globe, marketed with all the flair and swashbuckling enterprise of American commerce. The Evangelical explosion has been driven by the search for a direct emotional relationship with God.
Reformation: The Individual before God
4. Reformation: The Individual before God
April 14, 2021
The ancestors of today's peaceful Amish were once seen as some of the most dangerous people in Europe. Early Protestants were radicals who tore apart the Catholic Church. We look at the battle that split Christianity into two faiths and follow the reformers who tore down statues of saints.
Orthodoxy: From Empire to Empire
3. Orthodoxy: From Empire to Empire
April 14, 2021
Christianity is traditionally split into Catholicism and Protestantism, but Eastern Orthodox Christianity flourishes in Russia and the Balkans with over 150 million members worldwide. It's quite unlike Catholicism or Protestantism. What story is this ancient drama trying to tell us?
Catholicism: The Unpredictable Rise of Rome
2. Catholicism: The Unpredictable Rise of Rome
April 14, 2021
Over one billion Christians look to Rome; that's more than half of all Christians on the planet. But how did a small Jewish sect from the backwoods of first-century Palestine, which preached humility and poverty, become a wealthy and powerful worldwide religion? We discover the answers.
The First Christianity
1. The First Christianity
April 14, 2021
Did Christianity really begin when the apostle Paul traveled from Jerusalem to Rome? This episode reveals that the true origins of Christianity lie east and that the headquarters of Christianity might have been in Baghdad instead of Rome.
Description

The hidden origins and turbulent evolution of the world’s largest religion. A History of Christianity is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on April 14, 2021.

Where to Watch A History of Christianity

A History of Christianity is available for streaming on the CuriosityStream website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A History of Christianity on demand at Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    April 14, 2021