History of Christianity

DVD Release: January 11, 2000
History of Christianity


This is a survey course designed to further stimulate your curiosity with glimpses of some of the pivotal events in the history of Christianity and profiles of great Christian figures who have significantly affected Christian history and shaped the history of the world. Kit includes six half-hour programs and PDFs of the leader’s guide, program scripts, and student workbook.

Dove Review

“History of Christianity” is an extraordinary series, a course on the background and foundations of the Christian faith. This important series examines the following topics: Early Church, the Church in the Middle Ages, Reformation, the Age of Reason and Piety, Christianity in the New World, and the Christian Movement in an Age of Uncertainty. Dr. Timothy George, Th.D, of Beeson Divinity School, narrates the series.

This fascinating documentary includes paintings, commentary, poignant historical moments in history, and quotations from great church leaders, including Martin Luther, John Wesley, and Jonathan Edwards. The film also discusses the historical impact of other historical figures, such as Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Galileo, and features the great missionary efforts throughout history.

Viewers will be more knowledgeable about Christian and world history after watching this series. We are pleased to award it our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal. This series will take viewers back in time to see the events that led to Christianity’s influence in today’s world.

Content Description

Sex: Comments about immorality, including the papacy and how one pope fathered several children.
Language: H (as a place)-3.
Violence: Images of Christ on the cross; comments about martyrdom and persecution; paintings of battle scenes, featuring swords, spears and stabbings, houses on fire; man being whipped in painting.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Shirtless men; Christ in loin cloth; painting of women nude from behind
Other: Film states that the emperor wanted to be called a god; the mention of the sun god; a comment about thousands of so-called witches being put to death; the mention of Voltaire, Darwin, and how some took a humanistic point of view; comments about slavery.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 120 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter