Jesus Christ’s Life to Be Told in New Television Series
Biblical scholars and faith leaders, including Joel Osteen, worked on this venture, which premieres in March on the History Channel
The life of Jesus Christ has inspired a great many artists over the years and continues to do so to this day.
His story has been the inspiration for films such as Mel Gibson’s monumental hit “The Passion of the Christ” and the much-beloved series “The Bible” from producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
Now Christ’s life is yet again the subject of a new project.
“Jesus: His Life,” a miniseries, will begin airing on the History Channel on March 25. One big selling point for the eight-part series is likely that it involves the thoughts and views of many faith leaders and respected scholars.
Joel Osteen is among those who contributed to the show.
Each episode of “Jesus: His Life” examines Christ through the views of a different person. Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Peter, Pontius Pilate, and Mary Magdalene are the characters whose perspectives help round out the life story of Christ in this new telling.
A trailer for “Jesus: His Life” was released this week and it’s as packed with emotion as one would expect.
Though the minute-long trailer keeps specifics to a minimum, it includes plenty of familiar faces and names; and it teases what could be one of the more interesting and comprehensive looks at the life of Christ on television in some time.
Other influential faith leaders who were consulted for the series include Robert Cargill, assistant professor of Judaism, Christianity and classics at the University of Iowa, and Kimberly Majeski, associate professor of biblical studies and Christian ministries at Anderson University in Indiana.
Check out the trailer for “Jesus: His Life” below: