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Willing to die for their faith, Christian martyrs resisted Rome's pagan rituals and were condemned. But instead of wiping out Christianity, Roman persecution helped the faith spread. Jesus: Rise to Power brings to life with dramatic re-enactments the acts of defiance that united believers across the vast Roman Empire. Historian Dr. Michael Scott examines ancient letters between Roman authorities who were faced with the decision to either tolerate the religion or condemn its followers to death.