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2000 Years of Christianity (2000 Jahre Christentum)

2000 Years of Christianity
Scene from "2000 Years of Christianity"

In 13 episodes, each 45 minutes, this television series tells the story of the many changes in the way humanity regards the Christian message and recounts events in the political, social and cultural background of history. It reveals the many twists and turns of the past, starting with the first proclamation of God's rule and ranging all the way to the ecclesiastical developments and prospects in our own time. The message of Jesus of Nazareth as always has offered both the individual and the community alternatives and perspectives, which can put greater meaning into their everyday activity. It offers answers to the elemental questions of the position of man in the world, yet also comes up with ever new questions to the old answers. With it, a new dynamism and continuum has come into the world.
Topics of the series are: Rabbinical Judaism and Christianity; Emperor Constantine and the Development of Christianity in Rome and Constantinople; Monasteries and Crusades; The Bubonic Plague and the Cult of Relics; Luther and Protestantism; Columbus, the Pilgrim Fathers and the "New Promised Land"; National Socialism and Christianity; The Atom Bomb and Christianity.
Genre Educational, History
Category Documentary
Year of Production 1999
Directors Georg Graffe, Friedrich Kluetsch, Marvin Entholt, Martin Papirowski, Klaus Kafitz, Michael Gregor, Juergen Czwienk, Werner Herzog, Thomas Wartmann, Thomas Riedelsheimer, Matthias Unterburg, Guenther Klein, Gero von Boehm
Screenplay Juergen Czwienk, Werner Herzog, Thomas Wartmann, Thomas Riedelsheimer, Matthias Unterburg, Guenther Klein, Gero von Boehm, Michael Gregor, Klaus Kafitz, Georg Graffe, Friedrich Kluetsch, Marvin Entholt, Martin Papirowski
Cinematography Stephan Heinz, Gabriela Schmidt
Monika Munck-Hoch, Lodur Tettenborn
B. Hering, M. Wester, M. Krueger
Production Companies it-media/Dresden, ARD, in cooperation with Tellux-Film/Munich
Runtime 585 min
Format color
Dubbed Versions English
Language
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Awards Bavarian Television Prize 2000
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
German Distributor Degeto Film