Persecution, imprisonment and dispersal could not extinguish their faith.
Two thousand years ago, in the Roman province of Judea, Jesus was crucified by imperial troops. Thousands before him had suffered the same fate. But unlike his predecessors on the cross, Jesus did not disappear from history. Instead, his memory was kept alive by a small band of Jews – men and women who held fast to their conviction that Jesus was the Messiah. These early Christians faced powerful obstacles. The might of the Roman Empire and the dangerous politics of ancient Jerusalem lay a heavy burden on those who believed in Jesus. But the new faith would not die. In a brief span of time, this new religion would transcend its origins in the provinces of Rome and absorb the capital of the Empire itself. With the words of Paul and other ancient writers, interviews with contemporary scholars, and dramatic re-enactments, Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution explores how two men weathered crippling disagreements and political persecution to lead one of history’s most astonishing religious movements.
Episode 1: - The Rock and the River
Episode 2 -: The Empire and the Kingdom