Marketing the Messiah (Deep Dive Documentaries)
Director: Cameron Reilly
Writer: Cameron Reilly
Cast: Michael Bird, Richard Carrier, Geoffrey Dunn, David Fitzgerald, Chris Forbes, Mark Goodacre
Release Date: 10 March 2020
Production Co: 3D Content Hub
Runtime: 103 min
Music in this video
Artist: Igor Dvorkin, Ellie Kidd
Album: ANW2195 – Pagan
Marketing the Messiah is a documentary about the challenging and difficult task; taking a serious and yet entertaining look at the history of the rise of Christianity.
How much do you “really” know about how Christianity got started? Whether you are a Christian, atheist, or member of another faith, it’s impossible to ignore the impact that Christianity has had on Western civilization. But most people, including many Christians, don’t have a solid grasp of the history of early Christianity – even though it’s hinted at in the New Testament. Many people still think the gospels were written by the people whose names adorn the books. Many people still think those people were eyewitnesses of Jesus. Many people don’t realize how much Paul of Tarsus reinvented early Christianity to suit his own vision, and how much tension he created with the original disciples. Over the last century, New Testament scholars have examined the text word by word to tease apart the true history from accepted tradition. In this light-heated but factual film, we tell the “true” story of early Christianity with the help of twelve biblical scholars, Renaissance masterpieces and humorous animation. It’s neither a film about faith nor a film attacking or making fun of Christianity. It’s an honest attempt to piece together a very complex and fascinating story that everyone will enjoy.