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The Story of the Storytellers

In 1998, PBS’ Frontline produced “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians.” The four one-hour programs chronicle the spread of the Jesus Movement through Jesus’ life and death into a faith tradition.   The website includes essays to complement the segments. The section titled “The Storytellers” explores the significance of oral tradition in Christianity, the shift to write Christianity’s foundational stories, and the process of formally codifying them in a collection now known as The Bible.