History of Christianity

The First Christianity

MacCulloch goes in search of Christianity's forgotten origins, overturning the familiar story that it all began when the apostle Paul took Christianity from Jerusalem to Rome. Instead, he shows that the true origins of Christianity lie further east and that at one point it was poised to triumph in Asia, and perhaps even in China.
  • program length: 89 minutes
  • episode #101

Sunday, September 27 at 7:30 am on 12.1

additional airdates

  • Sunday, September 27 at 8:30 pm on 12.1
  • Monday, September 28 at 12:00 am on 12.1
  • Sunday, October 18 at 3:30 am on 12.1
  • Sunday, October 18 at 5:00 am on 12.1
  • Sunday, October 25 at 10:00 pm on 12.1
  • Monday, October 26 at 3:00 am on 12.1

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series description

The first truly global history of Christianity, this new six-part series is presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch, an Oxford history professor whose books about Thomas Cranmer and the Reformation have been acclaimed as masterpieces. A History of Christianity reveals its true origins and delves into what it means to be a Christian. Intelligent, thought-provoking and magisterial in scope, the series will uncover how a small Jewish sect that preached humility became the biggest religion in the world.