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Series: A History of Christianity

 

God in the Dock

   2011    Culture
Diarmaid MacCulloch's own life story makes him a symbol of a distinctive feature about Western Christianity - scepticism, a tendency to doubt which has transformed both Western culture and Christianity. In the final programme in the series, he asks where that change came from. He challenges the simplistic notion that faith in Christianity has steadily ebbed away before the relentless advance of science, reason and progress, and shows instead how the tide of faith perversely flows back in. Despite the attacks of Newton, Voltaire, the French Revolutionaries and Darwin, Christianity has shown a remarkable resilience. The greatest damage to Christianity was actually inflicted to its moral credibility by the two great wars of the 20th century and by its entanglement with Fascism and Nazism. And yet it is during crisis that the Church has rediscovered deep and enduring truths about itself, which may even be a clue to its future.
First Life
First Life

   2010    Science
Neanderthal
Neanderthal

      History
Natural World
Natural World

   2015    Nature
Hiroshima
Hiroshima

   2005    History
Frozen Planet
Frozen Planet

   2011    Nature
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History
Vice
Vice

   2013    Culture