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Dr. Michael Scott inside the Wadi Murabaat caves. He sets outs across the historic landscapes of the ancient world to discover how and why, in just 400 years, the little-known Judaic cult of Jesus rises from a persecuted minority to become the official religion of the Roman Empire.

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Jesus of Nazareth is arguably one of the most influential figures in all of history. His life inspired a movement, and his legacy gave birth to an entire religion. But around 100 years after his crucifixion, a second, self-proclaimed messiah threatened Christianity. If Simon the Son of a Star had succeeded in reconquering, the modern-day Church might not now exist. Historian Dr. Michael Scott looks reveals how Christianity survived to become a worldwide political and religious force.

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