Series (12 Episodes available)
ARTE FRANCE, ARCHIPEL 33
German, English, French
NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET
The Apocalypse, or the Book of Revelation, is the last book of the New Testament and the point of departure for an immense inquiry into the Christianization of the Roman Empire.
Resolutely faithful to their historical approach and to their cinematographic writing, this collection question 50 scholars from the four corners of the globe on the creation of a new religion. They take us on a journey from the late 1st century of the current era to Saint Augustine's City of God, in the early 5th century.
How and why was it possible for the expectation of the imminent End of Time among a tiny sect of Jewish disciples of Jesus-in just over three hundred years-to end up being the official and only religion of the Roman Empire, a crucial turning point in western civilization?