The Legacy of the First Christians

Petra Gerster in search of the early Christian community

Petra Gerster searches for signs of the early Christian community, the zero hour of Christianity. In Turkey, in historical Asia Minor, she visits places where the first communities established themselves almost 2000 years ago. But how did it all start? What actually happened after the crucifixion of Jesus? How could a small group of men and women create a movement that was to win over all other religions? And what is the secret of their success?


WRITER: Daniel Sich   DIRECTOR: Daniel Sich, Stephan Koester, Robert Wiezorek   PRESENTER: Petra Gerster  CAMERA: Tom Kaiser, Roland Breitschuh     EDITOR: Claudia Spoden, Katharina Kreutz   MUSIC: Paul Rabiger     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Ingo Witt