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The Southwest Islands
What Happened Before The Big Bang
Encounters at the End of the World
Daft Punk Unchained
Enchanted Kingdom
The Riddles of Black Holes
Cape
Unity
To Fly or Not to Fly
The Last Reef
Spark
The Story of Maths The Language of the Universe
America Imagine the World Without Her
The Internets Own Boy. The Story of Aaron Swartz
Time Travel
Cooked: Water
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Tiny Giants
Land of Hope and Glory
Expanding Universe
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 5
4000 Year Old Cold Case: The Body in the Bog
Once Brothers
Jupiter the Giant Planet
The Incredible Human Journey: Asia
Dark Net Crush
Basketball Diplomacy
Vegan 2017 The Film
Peril and Promise
Rembrandt
Deep Web
The Shock Doctrine
The Incredible Human Journey: America
Is the Force With Us
The Private Life of Plants Living Together
Conquistadors: The Search for El Dorado

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Catholicism The unpredictable rise of Rome
Catholicism The unpredictable rise of Rome 2011

Over one billion Christians look to Rome, more than half of all Christians on the planet. But how did a small Jewish sect from the backwoods of 1st-century Palestine, which preached humility and the virtue of poverty, become the established religion of western Europe - wealthy, powerful and expecting unfailing obedience from the faithful? Amongst the surprising revelations, Professor MacCulloch tells how confession was invented by monks on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, and how the Crusades gave Britain the university system. Above all, it is a story of what can be achieved when you have friends in high places.

Category:Culture  Duration:58:41   Series: A History of Christianity

Protestantism The Evangelical Explosion
Protestantism The Evangelical Explosion 2011

Diarmaid MacCulloch traces the growth of an exuberant expression of faith that has spread across the globe - Evangelical Protestantism. Today, it is associated with conservative politics, but the whole story is distinctly more unexpected. It is easily forgotten that the evangelical explosion has been driven by a concern for social justice and the claim that one could stand in a direct emotional relationship with God. It allowed the Protestant faith to burst its boundaries from its homeland in Europe. In America, its preachers marketed Christianity with all the flair and swashbuckling enterprise of American commerce. In Africa, it converted much of the continent by adapting to local traditions, and now it is expanding into Asia. But is Korean Pentecostalism and its message of prosperity in the here and now an adaptation too far?

Category:Culture  Duration:57:59   Series: A History of Christianity

 
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