The Trials & Testimony of the Early Church: One of the most popular series from the Christian history collection. This gripping series of six programs, produced in consultation with an international team of scholars, takes you to the actual locations to show what the early church was like, how it spread, and the persecution it endured. Host for the award-winning series is Steve Bell. Actors Nigel Goodwin, Russell Boulter, and Jane Campion dramatize leading figures and events from the early church.

Foundations

Foundation: What do we know about Christ? What happened to his twelve apostles?

Spread

Spread: A word for all peoples. An impossible task! Yet they blanketed the whole Roman Empire.

Accusation

Accusation: The Roman Empire had room for all kinds of religions, yet Christianity just didn’t fit. Many charges were leveled against the believers.

Persecution

Persecution: The mightiest empire in history unleashed repeated waves of persecution against the early believers.

Testimony

Testimony: Heroic figures emerged. Their effect on the young church was far-reaching. Here are two: Polycarp and Perpetua.

Transition

Transition: When the Emperor Constantine came to the throne, the church was granted legal standing.