Rise of Christianity: The Second 1000 Years (2001)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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It began with a wandering Jewish preacher and a message of love. 1,000 years later, Christianity reigned unchallenged as the dominant religion in Western Europe. But the struggles faced by the faith were far from over. A panoramic journey through ten centuries of belief and conflict, Christianity: The Second 1000 Years chronicles not just the events and personalities that left indelible marks on the landscape of faith, but also the forces behind them. From the Crusades and the Reformation to the sweeping changes of Vatican II, each fascinating episode is illuminated through extensive use of historical documents, commentary from renowned scholars, and visits to the sites where history was made. Dorian Harewood and Gloria Foster as The Voice of History narrate this spellbinding account of Christianity's evolution from the Dark Ages to the 21st century.