The Hidden Story of Jesus – Part 2 Video
The Hidden Story of Jesus – Part 2

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The Hidden Story of Jesus – Part 2 (2007)

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Renowned theologian Robert Beckford examines the radical differences between the Christian Jesus and that of Judaism and Islam. In Judaism Jesus is seen at best as a charismatic teacher, healer and prophet and at worst as an illegitimate magician and dangerous heretic. How much of this vilification was in direct response to growing Christian anti-Semitism? And why has Jesus seen a revival among some small sects of Jews, even to the extent of being seen as a Messiah. In Islam, Jesus or ‘Issa’ is a central figure, although his story and purpose is profoundly different. Not the son of God, he is seen as the most pre-eminent prophet after Mohammad himself. For Muslims, his life has two phases: firstly as a prophet to Israel and secondly at his second coming when he, as a follower of Muhammad, will fight Dajjal (the anti-Christ), and help Muslims to change the world into an Islamic abode. How do all these interpretations of Jesus fit together?

Dr. Robert Beckford
David Batty
English

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COLETTEN, posted on January 4, 2014

In this film Dr Robert Beckford touches the very kernel of our being with truth of Jesus. What a different world we would live in if we just focused on the teachings of Jesus.
Thank you Dr Beckford, and thank you Gaiamtv.

illuminations44, posted on September 16, 2013

I am deeply touched by this investigation. Films like this are the very reason I subscribe to Gaiam TV. I intend to share this with everyone I know. Interesting to notice Jesus's people....they claim to be the most persecuted people on the planet, yet they appear to be the most oppressive. With love comes freedom.

jasummers, posted on April 10, 2013

~*Namaste*~ I am moved and inspired: Thank you for this GREAT effort and production. It is my passion for all Beings to be free from suffering. I believe in Jesus Christ; however I am a practicing Hare Krsna. I believe that it is the Will of The HIghest Good that Created Humans. We are all from this. The movie "happy" presents that "positive psychology" has found that service to others, compassion and gratitude, are proven elements of long lasting human happiness. Why is this so? The atman lives in all humans. The Creator(s) created us all, the rhetoric and dogma that keeps us separated is not salvation, but suffering sourced from pride, vanity, ego and fear. Who did what, when, debate...it is the teachings. What good is being "right" if we don't live the teachings? Hypocrisy deters those who would believe. May we see our unity through our diversity and uplift rather than oppress, help rather than control, and forgive rather than condemn. To me this was the message of this well research and sincere documentary. Hari Om Tat Sat

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