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  • Episode 1: Messiahs

  • The Romans executed Jesus of Nazareth in the most humiliating way possible. In a world where people are defined by their death, Jesus should have been branded a failure and rejected. But he is not.

  • Episode 2: Martyrs

  • With their strange, secret and mysterious practices like communion, Christians were condemned by Roman authorities as cannibals and deviants. So why were the Romans so reluctant to put them to death?

  • Episode 3: Christians

  • The Christian faith has come a long way, evolving from the crucifixion of Jesus into a religious and political force, permanently woven into the fabric of the Roman Empire.

About the Show

Unravelling an epic human drama filled with suspense, political intrigue, brutal religious persecution and sheer luck – Dr Michael Scott is setting out to discover how Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.  This is the story of how, in less than four centuries, the little known cult of Jesus rose from a disparate collection of beliefs into a dynamic, coherent force that would one day dominate the world.

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