'Christianity - The First Thousand Years' - From the Crucifixion to the coming of the Crusades, 'Christianity - The First Thousand Years' traces the rise of one of the world's greatest religions. Scholars explore the intertwined fates of the Roman Empire and the faith it persecuted, then later adopted. Theologians reveal how the New Testament was shaped, how pagan festivals were transformed into Christian holidays, and how modern discoveries shed new light on the dawn of Christianity. 'Christianity - The Second Thousand Years' - A panoramic journey through ten centuries of belief and conflict, 'Christianity - The Second Thousand Years' chronicles not just the events and personalities that left indelible marks on the landscape of faith, but also the forces behind them. From the Crusades and the Reformation to the sweeping changes of Vatican II, each fascinating episode is illuminated through extensive use of historical documents, commentary from renowned scholars, and visits to the sites where history was made.