Summary:After the fall of the western Roman Empire and the destruction of much of Europe by the Barbarians, it was the bible and Bible scholars-often living in remote corners of the empire like Ireland-that kept the continuity of civilisation. John Romer visits some of the greatest and most magnificent churches of early Christendom: Hagia Sofia in Istanbul and San Vitale in Ravenna, both built by the Emporer Justinian to reinforce his own power and glory; and the Cathedral at Aachen built later by Charlemagne who wanted to reconstruct the glorious past. And we look at some of the most beautiful and precious Bibles ever to have been made.
Description:JOHN ROMER'S SERIES ON THE ANTECEDENTS OF THE BIBLE. FROM GENESIS TO APOCALYSE. THIS SERIES WILL TELL THE STORY OF HOW THE BIBLE WAS CREATED.