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The First Christians (PBS FRONTLINE)

Some will find fault with the ideas and some of the findings in this piece, a scientific and archeological study of the life of Jesus and the growth of Christianity.  However others will agree with Harold W. Attridge (The Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament Yale Divinity School) who said "I would see the the enterprise of critical theology, critical historical theology, as a way of deepening faith. And, certainly, it can be an intellectual tradition that's challenging.  It's challenging, I think, to an  inadequate faith, however. And someone who  engages in the kind of enterprise that critical historical scholarship engages in can in fact, deepen and broaden their faith." 

This site is anchored by the testimony of New Testament theologians, archaeologists and historians who serve as both critics and storytellers. They address dozens of key issues, disagreements and critical problems relating to Jesus' life and the evolution of Christianity. Throughout the site, maps, charts (for example, the fortress of Masada), ancient texts (including Perpetua's diary), pictures of the archaeological discoveries, ancient imagery, and audio excerpts from the television program complement and illuminate the scholars' commentary

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