Utilizing the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research, the series relates new insights into the historical Jesus. Part documentary--exploring the marvelous and mysterious artifacts emanating from the world of the Bible--and part thrilling and emotional drama--examining the Gospel characters and stories connected to these artifacts the baptism, the betrayal, the Passion, the Resurrection and after--the series provides an excellent Lenten pilgrimage for Christian viewers to re-connect with the roots of their faith and for non-Christians to learn about the roots of the Christian faith.
Yes, and surprisingly so. The series is sober not newsy, factual not skeptical, and scholarly reverential not adolescently irreverent. Viewers will learn about history, culture, science and faith, not typically what one would expect of CNN's usual approach to topics having to do with matters of faith and religion.
For example, the series explores 6 objects from the time of Christ, offering scientific evidence and academic research concerning: the Shroud of Turin, the Sudarium of Oviedo, and the True Cross. The series also addresses controversial archeological finds, including the gnostic gospel of Mary Magdalene (popularized in Dan Brown's fictional novel The DaVinci Code) and the James Ossuary, both of which were highly touted as contradicting historic Christian teachings.
The Motley Monk recommends tuning in for the 6-episode series, "Finding Jesus."
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