Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReillyMillions of readers have thrilled to bestselling authors Bill OReilly and historian Martin Dugards Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history.
Now the anchor of The OReilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesuss life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable - and changed the world forever.
The main problem is that this three-hour affair is unrelentingly drab. The program dramatizes the life of Jesus, culminating, of course, in his crucifixion. Kennedy and Gen. George S. Lately, Mr. But at least the book, which was written in a breathless, ticktock style, tried to have a pulse. The power of these messages is somehow lost here.
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. The film, like other recent Christian movies, which seems like a solid effort from the trailers is based on a single incorrect premise — that Jesus Christ was a normal man and great teacher who performed no supernatural acts nor ever claimed to be God. This is the first time we see Jesus as the man, not as this kind of spiritual divinity. Every person can see something in them that Jesus has. The real human side of Jesus.
Killing Jesus is an American television film inspired by the book of the same title by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. This is National Geographic's third.
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Much is being made of the show casting a young Muslim actor of Middle Eastern descent as Jesus, possibly in hopes of avoiding charges of Christian bias, or as a way of emphasizing the human qualities of Jesus. Islam considers Jesus human, and prophetic, but not divine. At least Lincoln and Kennedy are within the scope of recorded modern history. Jesus is not. Even the critics are confusing the issue. More historical than what?
This is National Geographic 's third installment of television adaptations of O'Reilly's non-fiction books which included Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. It debuted on the National Geographic Channel on March 29, The film chronicles the life of Jesus of Nazareth through the retelling of the political, social, and historical conflicts during the Roman Empire that ultimately led to his death. In March , it was announced Killing Jesus was being adapted into a four-hour miniseries, and Walon Green has been tapped to write and executive produce the project. Zucker , and Mary Lisio, who previously produced Killing Kennedy. In August , Christopher Menaul was attached to direct the miniseries. On its premiere airing, the film was watched by 3.