Faith & Religion

A History of Christianity

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In this illuminating BBC documentary series, Diarmaid MacCulloch, one of the world’s leading historians, reveals the genesis of Christianity and explores what it means to be a Christian.

Mars Uncovered: Ancient God of War

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Classicist Bettany Hughes investigates the enduring relationship between violence and worship by following the trail, through time, of the ancient god of war: Mars.

Bacchus Uncovered: Ancient God of Ecstasy

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Is there more to Bacchus, the celebrated god of wine, debauchery and excess, than merely being a party animal?

Venus Uncovered: Ancient Goddess of Love

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It’s the story of one of antiquity’s most potent forces. A story of naked human desire and how that desire transformed who we are and how we behave.

ISIS: Origins of Violence

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Isis has shocked the world with its fundamentalist terrorism, which it claims is justified by the tenets and scriptures of Islam. But can philosophical truths be found in its doctrines of jihad?