[Universal City, CA] : MCA Universal Home Video ; Worcester, PA : Distributed by Gateway Films/Vision Video, [2002?]
Video — 1 videodisc (194 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
This epic network television mini-series brings to life the precarious existence of early Christianity. Violent opposition from without and constant turmoil from within beset the new movement. Two key leaders emerge--Peter and Paul--who struggle to keep the faith alive. This dramatic presentation follows the pair, together and separately, through three epochal decades. Included are the stoning of Stephen, the road to Damascus, their encounter in Jerusalem, their conflicts over how the word of Christ should be spread. Paul's travels to Asia Minor and Greece, Peter and Paul's clashes over Jewish law, and Peter's decision to follow in Paul's courageous footsteps. The drama concludes in Rome in approximately A.D. 64 with the beheading of Paul and the crucifixion of Peter under Emperor Nero. (source: Nielsen Book Data)