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Who Wrote the New Testament?
Call Number: 150 mins MH-AD
Publisher: SBS, U.K, 2004
Series: Who Wrote the New Testament?
Notes: AGE LEVELS: Lower Secondary to Adult.
This DVD contains the three fifty minute episodes from the series produced by SBS.
The first episode, What Is Truth, examines the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The time in which the authors wrote, the sources of the stories, the audiences and the varying portrayals of Jesus are clearly presented.
Episode 2: Maintaining the Truth, focuses on the years following the death of Jesus. The post-resurrection beginnings of the Jesus movement are examined through the lives of followers such as James, Mary Magdalene and Jude. The letters of Paul, and his journeys to places such as Antioch and Corinth, are presented through excerpts from his letters, visual images of locations, and interviews with New Testament scholars. The early leadership of Peter in the Church is also examined.
Episode 3: But Whose Truth Was the Truth?, examines the work of figures in the Early Church, such as St Clement and Constantine, in the light of dramatic changes that were occurring in the early centuries. Challenges to the early Church, posed by groups such as the Gnostics, are explored through the investigation of gospel texts such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Nag Hammadi texts. The Council of Nicea and the development of the canon of New Testament texts are also outlined. Through visual images and interviews with Biblical scholars the world of the gospel authors is brought to life in this series. Episodes are also available separately on VHS.
Call Number: 50 MINS MP-UP
Publisher: Good Times DVD, New York, USA., 2005
Series: Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible
Notes: AGE LEVELS: Middle Primary to Upper Primary
Charlton Heston introduces this animated episode in the 'Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible' series. The physical and spiritual journey of the Apostles, after the death and resurrection of Jesus, is vividly told in this animated story. Peter, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, heals a man who has been crippled since birth. Peter reminds the crowd that he performed the miracle to glorify Jesus' name. As the story unfolds Peter and the other Apostles face many dangers from religious authorities and others. At the same time, however, some of the persecutors are themselves converted, and one of them becomes the most important Apostle of all - Paul.
Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches
Call Number: MH-AD 48mins
Publisher: Gateway Films, Worcester, 2004
Notes: AGE LEVELS: Middle High to Adult.
The DVD is divided into five parts -' Paul's Calling', 'First Missionary Journey', 'Second Missionary Journey', 'Third Missionary Journey' and 'A Lasting Legacy'. The story of Paul and his journeys is narrated using 3D animated maps and archaeological footage of the towns he passed along with reenactments of his major experiences. Relevant artifacts from Turkish museums are also shown. The video vividly paints a picture of the Roman Empire in which Paul's journeys were set.
Empires: Peter and Paul - And the Christian Revolution
Call Number: 115 MINS SH-AD
Publisher: Koval Films LLC, USA, 2002
Notes: AGE LEVELS: Senior High to Adult.
Dramatised re-enactments and attractive visuals combine with commentary and interviews with biblical scholars and historians to present this exploration of the beginnings of the Jesus movement. Episode One documents the days following the death of Jesus, the Pentecost story, the martyrdom of Stephen, the commencement of persecutions against the Christians, the conversion of Saul and the early missionary journeys of Paul and Barnabas. Episode Two documents the divisions and struggles that marked the early years of the Jesus movement and the roles of Peter and Paul in shaping the development of the Christian churches.
Virgin Mary, Saint Paul, Moses
Call Number: 168 MINS JH-AD
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd, UK, 2004
Notes: AGE LEVELS: Junior High to Adult.
There are three separate programs on this video. The Virgin Mary: "This certainly isn't the Mary I was expecting", says the commentator who takes us on a sometimes confronting, always fascinating, journey through the story of Mary. We see the revered woman of medieval Christianity and the 12 year-old girl of Nazareth. New Testament sources are discussed by theologians and historians. Saint Paul: Are there rational explanations for Paul's Damascus experience? This program takes a close look at what Scripture says about Paul and how he became the great apostle of the young church. Moses: How much can we really believe of the Moses story? Is there any basis for historical truth behind the stories? Dramatisation, archaeological discoveries and computerised images all contribute to a fascinating look at these significant figures in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Each segment is around 55 minutes.
Great People of the Bible Vol 3 - Paul
Call Number: 63 MINS JH-AD
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, USA, 2001
Series: Great People of the Bible
Notes: AGE LEVELS: Junior High to Adult
This program retells the story of Paul who went from persecutor to preacher for Christ throughout the Roman Empire. Using colourful and interesting visuals, some dramatic re-enactments, scriptural excerpts and informative commentary, the program documents the political, social and religious background to the life and times of Paul and provides an accessible way into the traditional narratives about Paul in the New Testament. This could be a useful resource in the secondary classroom, or for adults who may wish to become more familiar with the story. Now available on DVD.
Great Themes of Paul - Life as Participation CD
Call Number: 60 MINS EACH AD
Media: Compact Disc
Publisher: St Anthony Messenger Press, Ohio USA, 2002
Author: Rohr, Richard
Notes: AGE LEVELS: Adult.
Each of the 11 CDs in this kit addresses an aspect of Paul's vision and ministry. The presenter, Franciscan priest Richard Rohr, applies contemporary theories to Paul's thinking about sin, saints and spirituality. The topics covered are: Life and Letters; Paul's Conversion Experience; No Need to Dislike Paul; False Self and True Self; Sin and Death; The Mystery; Paul's Corporate Understanding; Freedom and the Law; Community; Transformation; Conclusions.