Beginning with Peter's perilous grassroots movement in the wake of Christ's crucifixion, follow Christianity's dramatic journey since the Crusades.
The Roman Empire occupies the land of Judea in a time of turbulent unrest, as a simple craftsman named Joseph faces a personal test of faith.
Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, this film delves deep into the mind and soul of Jesus Christ and the inner torment of his experiences after discovering he is the son of God.
Producer Sarah Steel joins Today Extra to discuss why she started the Let's Talk About Sects podcast, some of the reasons people end up in cults, and the trial of Nxivm founder Keith Raniere.
The pilgrims set off on the final leg of their pilgrimage and arrive in Turkey, where they head for the magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque in the historic city of Istanbul.
Life on the Sultan's Trail begins to challenge the celebrities, as Adrian Chiles tells the group he's struggling with the purpose of pilgrimage in the face of their experiences.
Seven pilgrims of differing faiths and beliefs tackle the 2200km Sultans Trail by road and on foot, a modern-day pilgrimage across Europe to the historic city of Istanbul.
What is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana? Why are elephant motifs found in temples? What is a mantra? Investigate these questions and more by taking a look at Buddhist symbolism, rituals and practices.
How do mandalas feature in the floor plan of a mandir? Who conducts a puja service? What does aarti involve? Explore these questions and others through an exploration of Hindu religious beliefs and rituals.
What is a guru? Why do gurdwaras have four doors? What food is served during services? Explore these questions and more by tracing the history of Sikhism and looking at the rituals that serve as expressions of faith.
Where does the term 'mosque' come from? Where does the mihrab face? What does wudu involve? Explore these questions and others by taking learners through a mosque to experience the rituals performed by Muslims.
Where is the ark in a synagogue? How many candles are in a menorah? When does Shabbat take place? Explore these questions and more by investigating the sacred objects and services that are held within a synagogue.
How were churches built? What happens during Mass? Explore these questions and more through a historical and contemporary lens, from the history of design to the ceremonies carried out in church.
Explore the fundamental question: is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? Examine rarely seen evidence regarding the Israelites' descent into slavery, their Exodus from Egypt and their ultimate conquest of the Promised Land. Although many scholars and archaeologists deny the validity of the Exodus story for lack of proof, this programme a builds a case that sheds new light on the story.
From the producers of America's Book of Secrets and Ancient Aliens, this program will explore the mysteries and hidden facts from the Bible. What is the truth behind Jesus Christ's so-called "bodily ascent" into Heaven? What are the "missing books" of the Bible? Why were they removed, and what shocking information did they contain? What is the secret of the Book of Revelations? How can the miracles depicted in the Bible be explained? We will bring the myths of our Bible heroes to life with CGI and production in international locations. Episodes will include: The Forbidden Scriptures, Lost in Translation, God versus Satan.
Jeremy Fernandez explores the most significant event on the Christian calendar. Investigating the mystery of transformation and renewal at the heart of the Easter story.
Morgan Freeman looks into whether we've cut God out of our modern lives or whether there are still moments when the divine makes its presence known.
Bettany Hughes investigates the enduring relationship between warfare and worship by following the trail of Mars, from Rome and Carthage to the present-day.
Bettany Hughes investigates Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, travelling to Georgia, Jordan and Greece to discover his origins, and to explore the role 'losing oneself' plays in the development of civilisation.
Professor Bettany Hughes embarks on a voyage of discovery, travelling across the Mediterranean and Near East to reveal the truth about Venus and her ancestors, proving that this mythological figure is more than just an excuse for sensual nudity and chocolate box romance.
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