Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury

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  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (118)

Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury is an epic six-part docuseries produced by CNN that dives deep into the religious and political history of Jerusalem. The show premiered in May 2021 and features Ewan McGregor as the narrator, and Robert R. Cargill and Fernando Gil as the lead experts. The series follows the history of Jerusalem from ancient times to the present day, exploring the various religions that call this city their own and the political conflicts that have arisen over the centuries.

The first episode of Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury explores the origins of the city from its earliest days as a small Canaanite settlement. The show highlights the importance of the city to the three major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The second episode focuses on the Roman occupation of the city and the Jewish revolt that took place in 66 CE. It delves into the causes and consequences of the revolt and the roles played by prominent historical figures such as Josephus and Simon bar Kokhba.

The third episode of the series examines perhaps the most famous event in Jerusalem's history: the crucifixion of Jesus. This episode looks at the events leading up to the crucifixion and its significance for Christianity. It also explores the role of the Roman Empire in Jerusalem and the relationship between religion and politics in the ancient world.

The fourth episode of the series takes a deep dive into the Islamic era of Jerusalem. It covers the Islamic conquest of the city and the establishment of the Dome of the Rock, one of the most famous religious sites in the world. The episode explores the significance of Jerusalem in Islamic tradition and the various Islamic dynasties that ruled over the city.

The fifth episode of Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury explores the Crusades, a series of military campaigns undertaken by European Christians to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims. This episode examines the causes and consequences of the Crusades and the importance of Jerusalem to the Christian world. It also explores the impact of the Crusades on Muslim and Jewish populations in the region.

The final episode of the docuseries looks at Jerusalem in the modern era, from the end of the Ottoman Empire to the present day. It examines the various political and religious conflicts in the city during this period, including the British Mandate, the formation of Israel, and the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. The episode also examines the importance of Jerusalem in contemporary global politics and the role of the city in shaping the future of the Middle East.

Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury offers a fascinating and in-depth look at one of the most important cities on the planet. The docuseries is a must-watch for anyone interested in the history and politics of the Middle East, as well as anyone interested in the interaction between religion and politics throughout history. With Ewan McGregor's excellent narration and the expert insight of Robert R. Cargill and Fernando Gil, Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury is a well-produced and engaging docuseries that will have viewers hooked from the first episode all the way to the end.

Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on July 18, 2021.

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Hope, Tragedy, & The New Normal
6. Hope, Tragedy, & The New Normal
August 22, 2021
Israel and its Arab neighbors are at war again on the streets of the Old City itself. While Israel emerges victorious, its control on territory earmarked for a Palestinian state creates the dilemma plaguing the Holy Land to this day.
The Dogs of War
5. The Dogs of War
August 15, 2021
While World War II rages, Palestinian Arabs feel trapped. The British Mandate ends, and the state of Israel is declared. War breaks out, ending in Israel's independence. The Holy City lies divided into a no-man's land of barbed wires.
A Proclamation
4. A Proclamation
August 8, 2021
World War I finds Jerusalem under Ottoman rule. Prince Faisal leads an Arab revolt, aided and encouraged by Britain. The war ends with the British in control, declaring the Crusades over and setting in train the city's next great conflict.
A Country On Edge
3. A Country On Edge
August 1, 2021
Tension reaches a climax during the epic battle between Saladin and Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade. As these two prominent military strategists go to war, the fate of the holy city hangs in their balance.
Portrait Of A Leader
2. Portrait Of A Leader
July 25, 2021
When King Herod claims Jerusalem from the Hasmoneans, he angers Cleopatra, who wants to reclaim Judea. Despite this conflict, Herod the Great manages to modernize the ancient city, revolutionizing the city of God forever.
The Kingdom
1. The Kingdom
July 18, 2021
After seizing Canaan, the Israelites wage war, ending in the battle of David and Goliath. David is made the ruler and names Jerusalem as the new capital. Upon his death, David's son Solomon ascends to the throne but proves to be a different ruler.
Where to Watch Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury
Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury is available for streaming on the CNN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    July 18, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (118)