The Christ Files (John Dickson)
In The Christ Files, historian Dr. John Dickson sets out to discover what we can know for certain about the life of Jesus. In a captivating journey across the globe, this four-session, video-based study examines ancient documents and consults the world’s most respected historians and scholars. Filmed in seven countries, the documentary reveals the earliest and most important manuscript evidence for Jesus of Nazareth, including the writings of Josephus, Tacitus, the apostle Paul and the controversial Gnostic Gospels. Neither a work of fanciful skepticism nor of Christian propaganda, The Christ Files provides viewers with a front row seat to the facts behind Western civilization’s most influential story.
The Christ Files, Session 1. Gnostics and Romans: How the ancient world viewed Jesus of Nazareth
In Session 1, "Gnostics and Romans," you will learn the three categories of studies about Jesus and which category is mostly used in The Christ Files.
The Christ Files, Session 2. Jews and Christians: Jesus according to his own people
In Session 2, "Jews and Christians," you will delve into the so-called Gospel of Thomas, the Da Vinci Code and other writings about Jesus to conclude the truth about their accuracy.
The Christ Files, Session 3. Lost Sources and Oral Traditions: 1st century’s most reliable sources about Jesus
In Session 3, "Lost Sources and Oral Traditions," you will get a feel for how Greeks and Romans reacted to reports about Jesus and his followers.
The Christ Files, Session 4. Archaeologists and Artifacts: Piecing together the world of Jesus
In Session 4, "Achaeologists and Artifacts," you will look at the Talmud and Josephus' Jewish Antiquities to see some of the harshest criticisms of Jesus.