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From Jesus to Christ
The Rev. Johanna Kiefner
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

PBS Frontline Video Series telling the story of the complicated and often contentious rise of Christianity in the first 300 years CE.
Contact: The Rev. Johanna Kiefner, W11-035, x3-2325, jkiefner@mit.edu
Sponsor: Lutheran Ministry at MIT

Part 1 The Life of Jesus
The Rev. Johanna Kiefner
This hour segment traces the life of Jesus, exploring the message that helped his ministry grow and the event that let to his crucifixtion. This hour long video looks at how scholars and archaeologists have pieced toghether a new portarait of where Jesus was born, how he lived, and who he was.
Discussion follows video.
Tue Jan 6, 12-02:00pm, 4-253

Part 2: The First Christians
The Rev. Johanna Kiefner
This hour segment examines the rise of Christianity immediately after the crucifixtion, and explores evidence suggesting that Jesus' followers, because of their diversity and the differences in their cultures and languages, looked at and interpreted Jesus and his teaching in many different ways.
Discussion follows video
Tue Jan 13, 12-02:00pm, 4-253

Part 3: The Rise of Conflict
The Rev. Johanna Kiefner
This hour segment traces the development and impact of the Gospels, looking at the increasingly hostile relationship between the Christians and the Jews in the latter half of the first century CE.
Discussion follows video.
Tue Jan 20, 12-02:00pm, 4-253

Part 4: Rise of Christendom
The Rev. Johanna Kiefner
This final hour segment documents the extraordinary events of the second and third centuries in which Christianity grew from a small Jewish sect to an official religion of the Roman Empire.
Discussion follows video.
Tue Jan 27, 12-02:00pm, 4-253
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