Some of Hollywood's elite including: Ben Kingsly, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson among others narrate and act in this entertaining introduction to Religions and the people that helped create them. This five part box-set include 5 DVDs: Islam: Empire of Faith, Martin Luther, Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites, Empires – Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution, Empires – Holy Warriors: Richard the Lionheart & Saladin.
These 5 DVDs were all presented on PBS from 2002 to 2005. Now you can watch the series if you missed it or re-live it once again.
Islam: Empire of Faith
This DVD explores the history of Islam from its early development in Mecca and Medina in the seventh century to the splendor of the Ottoman Empire 1,000 years later.
Martin Luther is credited with illuminating a relationship with man and God Filmed throughout Europe — from Germany to Vatican City — observe the collapse of the medieval world and the birth of the modern age.
Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites
This is the ambitious story of the Jews and the formation of the world's first and most overwhelmingly significant religion. Highlighted here are the stories of Abraham, Moses, King David and his son Solomon. All of these iconic characters come to life on the screen.
Empires – Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution
This DVD explores the difficulties endured by the Christian Revolution in Rome.
Empires – Holy Warriors: Richard the Lionheart & Saladin
Here I have heard and read several mis-interpretations of history…and some concern about the facts. However not being a historical scholar I enjoyed this history lesson of Richard the Lionhearted and Saladin.
In conclusion This Biography / Drama is very enjoyable to watch and even educational, although I have heard that there are questions relating to its historical accuracy. Regardless these 5 DVDs are a must own for anyone interested in exploring religions and their creations.