Thursday, July 17, 2008

National Geographic - Rivals of Jesus

A very cool look at the rivals of Jesus. I've posted this before, in sections, but here it is all in one video. For more on Mithras and Jesus, take a look at this post.
NGC examines those competing faiths and rival prophets that challenged early Christianity, such "lost" Messiahs as Mithras, Simon Magus, and Apollonius of Tyana. Some of these Messiahs and their faiths were once more popular than Christianity but their beliefs and practices were borrowed from the growing Christian movement. With historical re-enactments and interviews with Biblical scholars, theologians and historians, Rivals of Jesus presents a lost chapter of religious history.


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