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The History Channel put out a press release for an eight-episode show, Jesus: His Life to air in March.  From the press release:

The series interviews and consulted with a diverse group of scholars, faith leaders and theologians from across the ideological spectrum to provide a rounded picture of the life and times in which Jesus lived, including:

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·     The series interviews and consulted with a diverse group of scholars, faith leaders and theologians from across the ideological spectrum to provide a rounded picture of the life and times in which Jesus lived, including:   

Robert Cargill – Assistant Professor of Judaism, Christianity and Classics, University of Iowa

·         Christena Cleveland – Associate Professor, Duke University Divinity School

·         Bishop Michael Curry – Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church

·         Nicola Denzey Lewis – Professor in the Department of Religion, Claremont Graduate University

·         Joshua DuBois – Author and CEO, Values Partnerships and Head of White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships under President Obama

·         Rabbi Joshua Garroway – Associate Professor of Early Christianity and the Second Commonwealth, Hebrew Union College

·         Mark Goodacre – Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Duke University

·         Nyasha Junior – Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Temple University

·         Mark Leuchter – Professor and Director of Jewish Studies, Temple University

·         Kimberly Majeski – Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries, Anderson University

·         Father James Martin, S.J – Jesuit Priest and Author

·         Ryan McAnnally-Linz – Associate Research Scholar, Yale Center for Faith and Culture

·         Scot McKnight – Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary

·         Father Jonathan Morris – Catholic Priest

·         Candida Moss – Professor of Theology, University of Birmingham (UK)

·         Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III – Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ

·         Joel Osteen – Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Executive Producer

·         Michael Peppard – Associate Professor in New Testament, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Public Life, Fordham University

·         Reverend Gabriel Salguero – Pastor and President of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition

·         Stephen Schneck – Associate Professor of Politics, Catholic University of America

·         Simon Sebag Montefiore – Historian and Author

·         Reverend Shively Smith – Assistant Professor of New Testament, Boston University School of Theology

·         Pastor Susan Sparks – Preacher, Comedian and Author

·         Miroslav Volf – Founder/Director, Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Professor of Theology, Yale University Divinity School

·         Ben Witherington III – Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

·         Annette Yoshiko Reed – Associate Professor of Religious Studies, New York University

 

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Very happy to see Mark Goodacre in that group. Very perplexed to see Joel Osteen in that group... until I saw that he is also an executive producer.

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On 1/18/2019 at 5:07 PM, kenmorefield said:

The History Channel put out a press release for an eight-episode show, Jesus: His Life to air in March.  From the press release:

The series interviews and consulted with a diverse group of scholars, faith leaders and theologians from across the ideological spectrum to provide a rounded picture of the life and times in which Jesus lived, including:

 

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One of these things is not like the others...

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Here's my review of the first episode :

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But if, like me, you are tired of the conflicting experts style of news and education, there’s something about the give-every-side-their-say attempts at comprehensiveness in the series that may stick in your craw. The contentious United States election of 2016 has brought renewed scrutiny to the ways in which American media too often fails to point out that not all truth claims are equally supported or equally valid. In such an age, the practice of looking for a spokesperson for the other “side” to “balance” one’s coverage looks more naive than high-minded. Now here’s a word from our sponsor, the Childhood-Hunger-and-Poverty-is-Really-a-Good-Thing-Society.

 

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Thanks, Ken. I just read your whole review. The concerns you raise are ones I had based on the promotions for this series. I may or may not watch it.

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