Neal A. Maxwell Institute and BYU Broadcasting, 2010. 2 DVD Set.
The Complete Documentary Television Series.
Who is Christ?
Is He man or Son of god? Social revolutionary or the Savior? This groundbreaking documentary series travels deep into the heart of the Holy Land to answer the question that religious leaders, scholars, and all mankind have been asking for centuries – Who is Jesus Christ?
Follow scholars as they walk the roads He walked, examining all facets of the Savior’s existence – from His premortal ministry to His death and resurrection, to the restoration of His Church and His latter-day reign.
With enlightening new scholarly evidence, powerful testimony, and stunning visual effects, this seven-part documentary will help you see the Savior in a whole new light.
Episode 1: “Before Abraham Was”: Premortal Savior
Who was Jesus before He was born? The idea of Christ’s premortal existence is not new to believers; however, many scholars shun such a notion. Latter-day Saint scholars, who affirm Jesus’ premortal existence, proclaim the reality of His foreordination in the pre-earth life as the Messiah, His role in the Ware in Heaven and the Creation, and His pivotal place as the Jehovah of the Old Testament.
Episode 2: “Knowest Thou the Condescension of God?”: Birth and Childhood
Though many deny the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, Latter-day Saint scholars search the differing biblical accounts of the birth of Jesus found in Matthew and Luke to conclude that Christ’s birth was, in fact, divine. The scholars explore the traditions surrounding the sojourn in Egypt as well as the scripture and traditions surrounding Jesus’ childhood and youth.
Episode 3: “If Thou Be the Son of God”: Power and Authority
Though Jesus was born to mortal parents, there were early manifestations of His divine power and authority. Scholars explain the importance of the Savior’s early ministry in the Jewish synagogues and the calling and organization of the original Twelve Apostles. Scholars also offer new insights as to whether Jesus considered Himself to be the Messiah.
Episode 4: “He Went up into a Mountain”: Sermon on the Mount and Miracles
This episode explores the many miracles of Jesus’ ministry – including His turning the water into wine at Cana, healing the paralytic man and the woman with the issue of blood, generously feeling the 5,000 and raising His friend Lazarus from the dead. A close look at these miracles highlights their stunning reality.
Episode 5: “I Have Trodden the Wine Press Alone”: Atonement
Latter-day Saint scholars dive deep into the historical and social climate that surrounded Jesus’ arrest, trial, and Crucifixion. As the archeological evidence for Jesus’ suffering on the cross is examined, new perspectives surface concerning the Atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane. Scholars also review the Roman and Jewish laws that defined Christ’s trial and sentencing.
Episode 6: “He Is Not Here; for He Is Risen”: Resurrection
Referencing both New Testament and Book of Mormon accounts, Latter-day Saint scholars explore the validity of witnesses’ accounts of seeing and touching the risen Savior and review the remarkable events of Jesus’ post-Resurrection ministries in both Palestine and the Americas.
Episode 7: “Behold the Bridegroom Cometh”: Second Coming and Final Judgment
Latter-day Saint scholars appeal to scriptural accounts and explore the events that will precede the Second Coming and Final Judgment of the Savior, including the Apostasy, the Restoration of the gospel in the 1800s through the Prophet Joseph Smith and the importance of temple work in the latter days.
- “Making of” Featurette
- Bonus scholar commentary
- Through His Eyes: Exploring the Landscape of Christ including new footage of the Jordan River, the Garden Tomb, Gethsemane, and more
- An introduction to the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
- Languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese