In the Footsteps of St Peter (BBC)
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Actor David Suchet goes in search of one of the most puzzling characters in history - the man we know today as Saint Peter.

According to the New Testament, it is Peter who takes charge of the movement after the death of Jesus. But how could a man who had previously been painted as an impetuous and confused character fill the shoes of such a charismatic leader? And is there any evidence that Peter was eventually martyred in Rome as the first pope of the Roman Catholic church?

For those in the UK:

Episode 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05...-episode-1

Episode 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05...-episode-2

Info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05q52g4
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I'm weary of this. The BBC is notorious for anti-Catholic propaganda. It gives the Church of England much nicer press, which I think is totally due to Anglicans' liberalism and replacement of dogma and individual conscience with social justice mantras.
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(04-05-2015, 03:24 PM)ecclesiastes Wrote: According to the New Testament, it is Peter who takes charge of the movement after the death of Jesus. But how could a man who had previously been painted as an impetuous and confused character fill the shoes of such a charismatic leader?

Holy Spirit, brah.
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Never trust the BBC (especially BBC4) on anything historical, especially with regards to religion. At least Suchet is a Christian (Anglican), and less likely to distort reality than the secularists.

That said, we can always watch it for a laugh.
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(04-07-2015, 07:40 AM)Dirigible Wrote:
(04-05-2015, 03:24 PM)ecclesiastes Wrote: According to the New Testament, it is Peter who takes charge of the movement after the death of Jesus. But how could a man who had previously been painted as an impetuous and confused character fill the shoes of such a charismatic leader?

Holy Spirit, brah.

Yep. We can ask the same question for any of the Apostles. How can these men who were by all accounts not all too educated go out into the world and convert tons of people everywhere? How could they suddenly become expert theologians? Even better, how could these men who went into hiding after the death of Jesus suddenly one day come out with no fear of anything to the point that all but John were martyred for what they proclaimed? None of them ever wavered or went back on their faith. Peter, who denied Christ three times during his Passion, never did so again.  How could all of this happen?

Holy Spirt, brah.
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