An examination of key issues related to the Dead Sea Scrolls, widely regarded as the most significant archeological discovery of the 20th century. There remains much mystery and intrigue as scholars and administrators have fought over access to the materials. This program investigates the scrolls, controversies, key players, and contributions to our understanding of the ancient world and the Bible.
On October 8, 1944, a 37-year-old Italian priest named Father Placido Cortese exits the Basilica of St. Antonio in Padua and gets into a waiting car which then drives away. He is never seen again. Through extraordinary eyewitness accounts and official records, we learn about the young priest's abduction by the Gestapo and of his refusal, in the face of brutal torture, to name his collaborators to save hundreds of lives.
A look at the accomplishments of this remarkable 100-plus-year-old man.
T. N. Mohan, producer and director of the award-winning documentary on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "Hanged on a Twisted Cross," presents a well-researched and documented story of how Hodges, armed only with his wits and a Red Cross badge, made over 15 solo journeys into German lines at Lorient and St. Nazaire in Brittany, France, and secured freedom for the POWs. It was "a unique event" in World War II.
Francis and Clare of Assisi — two figures of the Middle Ages who went against all conventions of the times and whose way of life is still a challenge. With both beautiful photography that takes you to the places frequented by Clare and Francis and original music with medieval melodies, their extraordinary tale is told.
This documentary tells the story of Frank Jenner, a street evangelist who at the height of WWII led many to Christ by asking a simple question: “If you died within 24 hours where would your soul be in eternity, Heaven or Hell?” Learn about Jenner’s life and hear from the many people who came to faith through his outreach.
Produced by Colonial Williamsburg, the program recreates for students of American independence the fire of George Whitefield, the zeal of the Reverend Samuel Davies, and their pursuit of the right to worship according to one's convictions. With Colonial Williamsburg as a backdrop, Thomas Jefferson guides viewers to understand how the axiom that government ought not legislate belief became a fundamental pillar of American democracy.
Nearly 100 years after the Pilgrim’s landed at Plymouth Rock, the New England colonists had largely traded the Christian ideals of their fore-bearers for the gods of material success. But then the Great Awakening swept through New England and the other British colonies bringing about a powerful spiritual renewal. Through the use of extensive source material, unique still images, and interviews with history scholars, this documentary traces the origins of the Great Awakening and follows its progression throughout the colonies.
Biblical theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazis just days before the Allies defeated Germany in World War II. This gripping documentary narrated by Ed Asner captures the life, times, and thought of Bonhoeffer. Using rare archival footage, documents, and visits to original locations, we get an intimate portrait of a man whose life and writings grow in their influence and speak powerfully to issues of our own day some 50 years later. How does a man of peace come to assist violence in combating unrestrained evil?
During World War II the residents of a remote region of France resisted the Nazis and their collaborators thus saving the lives of thousands of Jews and other refugees. Hear the heroic stories of bravery and mercy from those who were there.
The rescue of Jews in Nazi-occupied Holland is a story of unimaginable courage and faith. As told by those who lived through the Nazi terror, this evocative documentary recounts what it was like for Dutch Jews to face systematic isolation, persecution and elimination. Our subjects were mere children at the time. Children who witnessed their family and friends being arrested and dragged away — and, for most, never to be seen again. Children for whom unbearable pain and loss was cruelly compressed into a single experience of overwhelming terror.
This series explores centuries of worship practices, as seen through the eyes of Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox churches. The series includes - Part One: The Word Part Two: The Body Part Three: The Feast Part Four: The Music Part Five: The Expression Part Six: The Embrace 64-page History of Worship Guide
This is a survey course designed to further stimulate your curiosity by providing glimpses of some of the pivotal events in the spread Christianity and sketches of great Christian figures who have significantly affected Christian history thereby shaping the history of the world. Kit includes six half-hour programs and PDFs of the leader's guide, program scripts, and student workbook.
This documentary explores Newton’s life from his turbulent youth to his involvement in the 18th century African slave trade, his dramatic conversion aboard a sinking ship and on through his remarkable ministry as an evangelistic preacher, hymn writer and abolitionist.
Magna Carta, widely regarded as a foundational text of the British and U.S. Constitiutions and an essential guarantor of basic freedoms, has inspired imitators across ages and across continents. To what extent is it right to see the Great Charter as a fount of freedom, democracy and rule of law, and how relevant is it today?
A moving and well crafted first hand account of four Dutch survivors of the 1940 Nazi invasion of Holland who helped protect total strangers from certain death. Hear their stories of fear and courage, danger and faith as they put their lives on the line to do what they thought was right.
What comes immediately to mind when you hear the word Switzerland? The majestic Alps, Swiss watches, international banking, chocolate and cheese? Switzerland encompasses all these things and more. Take an arm-chair journey through the sites and sounds of the real Switzerland in this fast paced, fun and informative documentary.
Navajo Code Talkers of WWII provides viewers with highly personal insights from a group of Native American war heroes regarding their service on behalf of the United States and the Navajo Nation.
Narrated by Stuart Burgess, this inspiring docu-drama features animated maps, original war-time film footage and insightful interviews. All new reenactment scenes dramatically bring to life the emotion of the famous Dunkirk evacuation, which was code named "Operation Dynamo."
This is the story of William and Catherine Booth, founders of The Salvation Army. It is a gripping narrative of struggle, difficulty, love, and ultimate triumph.