What really happened back in the first century, in Jerusalem and around the lake of Galilee, that changed the shape of world history? Following on from his award-winning documentary The Christ Files, ancient historian John Dickson takes us on a new journey through the most significant parts of Jesus’ life. Shot on location in Israel, the Life of Jesus introduces the viewer in six short episodes to what we know of Jesus’ birth, his teaching, his deeds, and his crucifixion and reported resurrection from the dead.
Sessions: a choice of Sunday 6 pm or Weds 7.30 pm.
Sunday 7th or Wednesday 10th February
God’s Signpost – scrutinizes the Christian claim that God has revealed himself in a tangible way in Jesus of Nazareth
Sunday 21st or Wednesday 24th February
Christos – explores Jewish expectations of the Messiah (or Christ) and whether or not Jesus met those hopes
Sunday 28th February or Wednesday 2nd March
Kingdom Come – examines Jesus’ key message and the extraordinary claims about his ‘miracles’
Sunday 6th or Wednesday 9th March
Judge and Friend – addresses Jesus’ scandalous practice of befriending those typified as ‘sinners under God’s judgment’
Sunday 13th or Wednesday 16th March
Cross Examination – looks at the political causes of Jesus’ crucifixion, and the meaning that Jesus and the early Christians attached to it
Sunday 20th or Wednesday 23rd March
The Resurrection – assesses why the resurrection story is still taken seriously by historians and how that story changed the world