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Apostles' Creed - Abridged Version

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The Apostles' Creed is a living link that takes us over centuries to the Early Church. It's a bond that unites believers today from diverse cultures and traditions. It's a concise summary of Biblical faith taught to new believers in the Early Church prior to their being baptized.

Here is a two-hour abridged version of an upcoming twelve hour curriculum series by award-winning producer-director T.N. Mohan and a special release part of Christian History Institute's 25th anniversary celebration. The programs demonstrate the timeless power and importance of the Creed and feature an international and interdenominational cast of notable theologians:

Dr. N.T. Wright , Bishop of Durham
Dr. Robert Mulholland , Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary
Dr. Alistair McGrath , Professor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College, Oxford
Dr. Derek Tidball , Principal, London School of Theology
Dr. Kallistos Ware , Bishop of Diokleia, Oxford
Dr. Martin Marty , Professor of Theological Seminary, London School of Theology
Dr. William Johnson , former Professor of New Testament Theology, Andrew University
Dr. Peter Contrell , former Principal, London School of Theology
Mark Galli , Managing Editor, Christianity Today
Rev. Richard Bewes , former Rector, All Souls Church, London
Dr. Timothy Dudley-Smith , Bishop of Salisbury

The series traces the origin of the Apostles' Creed, placing it in its historical context, and the theologians discuss each phrase of the Creed, emphasizing its relevance and application to our lives today.

Time: 2 hrs | Production Year: 2007

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The Apostles' Creed is a summary statement of basic Christian beliefs that goes back to the earliest centuries of the church. It is the living link for Christians today with their earliest parents in faith. Further, the Creed is the living glue that best binds together a historically fragmented church as all major branches of the church including Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox all affirm, celebrate and confess the Creed. This is a two-hour abridged version of an upcoming 13-part curriculum series on the Apostles' Creed, now in production. Producer-director for the series is T.N. Mohan, who also produced the award-winning films Hanged on a Twisted Cross, Here I Stand, For One English Officer, and Christianity and Islam. The series includes a notable international and interdenominational cast of theologians, such as Dr. Alistair McGrath, Dr. Derek Tidball, Bishop N.T. Wright, Dr. Robert Mulholland, Dr. William Johnson, Dr. Timothy George, Bishop Kalistos Ware, Dr. Martin Marty, Dr. Tony Lane, and Dr. Peter Contrell. The series traces the origin of the Apostles' Creed, placing it in its historical context. By discussing each phrase of the Creed, the series emphasizes its relevance and application to our lives today. Comprehensive leader's guide is available as PDF.

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Item Specifications...

Actors: Dr. N.T. Wright, Dr. Alistair McGrath, Dr. Martin Marty
Directors: TN Mohan
Format: Dolby,   NTSC
Region Code: 0
Studio: Vision Video
Running Time: 120.00 minutes
Record Label   Vision Video
Format   Dolby / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.5" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.58"
Weight:   0.22 lbs.
Binding  DVD Video
Release Date   Jan 1, 2007
Publisher   Vision Video\Gateway Films
ISBN  555753279X  
ISBN13  9785557532792  
UPC  727985011769  

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An enthusiastically welcome addition to Christian Studies DVD collections  May 11, 2009
The Apostles' Creed Full-Length Version is an over nine hour curriculum series by award-winning producer-director T.N. Mohan, now released as part of Christian History Institute's 25th anniversary celebration. Expert theologians speak of each phase of the Apostles' Creed in historical context, with a particular note as to how each part of the Creed is relevant to daily life in the modern era. Special features include a one-hour bonus program "Hymns of Our Fathers", audio sermons by Pastor Langdon Palmer, and the opportunity to download a companion guide to the series on Vision Video's website. An in-depth educational documentary of faith and scholarship, The Apostles' Creed is an enthusiastically welcome addition to Christian Studies DVD collections. 17 episodes, 9 1/2 hours.
We need this  Mar 17, 2009
This century will prove to be the century of heresy, at least here in the good old USA, and as they say, when America sneezes, the whole world gets a cold.
Thus this series. The battle over orthodoxy has already been lost in some churches, and there is erosion happening everywhere. It is very possible that eventually we will be divided into two camps; those who might call themselves creedal Christians, and everyone else. So these scholars take us through the Apostles Creed phrase by phrase and illuminate it all for us. The highlights, for me, are sections featuring Kallistos Ware, N. T. Wright and Robert Mulholland, though everyone interviewed brings something to the table.
Everyone who calls himself a believer should know something about the Creeds, and this series makes such a study very accessible. We must not forget that it took the church over 400 years to formulate an agreed upon central expression of doctrine and definitive statement on the nature of Jesus. We ignore these historical events to our peril. This presentation gives us a handle on the core of our beliefs, and is definitely worth viewing.
Mere Christianity in the Apostles' Creed!!!  May 31, 2008
The Apostles' Creed, sometimes titled Symbol of the Apostles, is an early statement of Christian belief, a creed or "symbol". It is widely used by a number of Christian denominations for both liturgical and catechetical purposes.

The Apostles' Creed DVD, from Vision Video, is a fast-paced, two-hour abridged version of an upcoming 12-hour curriculum series by award-winning producer-director T.N. Mohan. It is an immensely interesting documentary about the foremost Christian declaration. Teens and Parents alike will enjoy and be enlightened by historical and Scriptural facts about the Apostle's Creed. For those who are not aware of the Apostle's Creed, it is reproduced here below :

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.

(The word "catholic" refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.)

Apostles' Creed has received this title because of its great antiquity. It dates from very early times in the Church, a half century or so from the last writings of the New Testament.

While we may say the Apostle's Creed regularly in church or as a personal prayer, there are many questions about it that you may or may not have contemplated. Where did the Creed come from? Why do Christians have a Creed? How is the Creed relevant to Christians today? The scholars and theologians discuss each segment of the Creed, its meaning, and its context, both historical and Biblical. The scholars and theologians featured in this documentary have thought about and answered, through Scripture and historical context, many of these questions.

But this Apostles' Creed DVD is not the velvet ecumenism that plays down doctrine. It is the diamond-hard ecumenism that brilliantly celebrates the central truths of the faith and explains them all by referencing their biblical foundations. This is the Christian tradition the way evangelicals love it: stated clearly and explained in explicitly biblical terms. Beginning with the simple statement, "I believe..." (What does it mean to believe and why would it be necessary to declare belief in this particular way?), The Apostles' Creed addresses each segment of the Creed completely and thoroughly, using multi-layer interviews with at least 10 of today's top Christian theologians from around the World. The list includes Alastair McGrath, Bishop N.T.Wright, Dr. Mulholland, Dr. George, Dr. Tidball, Dr. Lane, Bishop Ware and others.

The Apostles' Creed is an excellent DVD to introduce the basic tenets of the Christian faith to you, your family and your Church in an effective way. After having watched the abridged version, you could not help but eagerly await to participate in the soon-to-be-released 12-hour curriculum series.

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