Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687–1752) was Lutheran divine and scholar who devoted his life to the Bible. Because of his faithful and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, he represented a unique combination of scholarly expertise and devotional commitment to the Bible, thus spreading Pietism in Wurtemberg. He did pioneering study in the text of the New Testament and contributed to Pietism with his written works. He is considered to be the father of textual criticism.
This documentary features the life and works of Johann Albrecht Bengel together with images and contributions of Dr. Rolf Hille, Hartmut Schmid, Prof. Dr. Hermann Ehmer and Dr. des. Jan Carsten Schnurr.
After their impressive interpretation of Mahler's symphonies, Michael Gielen and Roger Norrington now turn to the symphonies of Johannes Brahms. In this video, Norrington conducts the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra as they perform Brahms's four symphonies, and he gives a detailed introduction before each.
John Calvin (1509-1564), born in Noyon, Picardy, was touched with the teachings of Martin Luther's Reformation and became a pioneer after his conversion to Protestantism. In 1536, he published one of the most important works of the Reformation. Calvin was the seminal figure of the Reformation in Geneva and, throughout his life, hoped for a breakthrough of the Reformation in France.
Aunt Margrith has her hands full to keep her niece Ruth - defiant, stubborn and temperamental - and her brother Philip in check. In their wanderings, the two siblings get to know Terry, who knows the wild forest very well. The three venture throughout the forest until one fateful day, when Terry dies in a tragic accident. Can Ruth's faith in Jesus Christ help her recover from the devastating event?
Peter Schlögl follows the traces of Paul Gerhardt, a poet-priest who, despite a life marked by hardship and misery, created works of such magic and beauty that they are now among the most famous texts in German literature.
This documentary reveals the portentous shadow of the Old Testament, beginning with the slavery of the Israelites in Egypt and continuing on a journey towards the New Testament. This film offers images and shots of the original locations as researched by Prof. Dr. Manfred Bietak (University of Vienna) and Dr. Walter Hilbrands (FTH Casting) and supported in their explanations and statements.
This film is a fascinating journey of discovery in the footsteps of the biblical Exodus. The momentous events of the Old Testament, namely the 10 Commandments, the true meaning of sacrifice, the brazen serpent, and the Promised Land, are thoroughly explained in this documentary. This film also talks about the spiritual significance of every place, event and scene, explaining the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament.
His vision was to bring Christians from various denominations to a peaceful coexistence. Nicolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf was a member of one of the oldest noble families of Europe. His life and works and their significance to Protestantism are documented in this film, which features historians, pictures, engravings, and documents from the 18th century alongside current shots of the locations discussed.
Ludwig Hofacker has influenced many as a pastor of the church in Wurttemberg, although he died at the young age of thirty. To Hofacker, it was about the people. People should find themselves back to the biblical message: "I believe that Jesus, who is my Lord, who delivered me from being lost and condemned, cleansed me from all sins, from death and from the power of the evil." This message awakened many and Christianity flourished even outside of Wurttemberg.
Pastor Wilhelm Busch touched the lives of many through his Gospel proclamation. His true life testimony and messages are more relevant today than ever. Produced in motion picture for the first time, this documentary on the life, faith and works of Wilhelm Busch also includes commentaries and interviews with Parzany Ulrich, Friedrich Haennsler, Wolfgang Stage, Konrad Eissler and others.
When Kamilla (Veronica Flaat) is sent by her stepparents to live with her sister in a remote mountain community, she quickly finds danger. She is rescued from thugs by young Sebastian (Dennis Storhoi), but she later discovers that her blond-haired, blue-eyed hero is running from the law. Forced to steal by a miscarriage of justice, Sebastian and Kamilla go through a series of adventures until he decides to turn himself in. He leaves her a message, written on a kite, saying he will return for her after he clears his name.
Sebastian is released from prison, and Kamilla is the only one who believes that he will never steal again. But will Sebastian keep his promise? How everything turns out depends on the people around them.
Born to a tax collector in 1805, Georg Muller was transformed from a playboy to a devout Christian when he met Jesus through a Bible Study group at Veit Wagner. He is now remembered as the man who collected more than one hundred fifty million euros to build a home for one hundred and twenty thousand orphans in Bristol. This docu-drama traces the life and works of George Muller.
- Interviews with George Verwer, Roger Steer and many more...
A fascinating documentary of the first two mission trips to Turkey and Greece.
This recording features concise words from the Bible, scenes from the past and a historical explanation of the Acts. This recording includes a documentary of Prof. Dr. Helge Stadelmann (Director of the Free Theological Academy, Giessen) and Dr. Volker Gäckle (Director of the seminar to help the Liebenzeller Mission).
This video reenacts the third and fourth missionary journeys of Paul as he travels through Corinth, Troas, Philippi, Jerusalem, Caesarea, and finally Rome. This video contains remarkable features such as scenes and locations from the early times and historical explanations of the Biblical events. This includes interviews with the experts Prof. Dr. Helge Stadelmann (Director of the Free Theological Academy, Giessen) and Dr. Volker Gackle (Director of the seminar to help the Liebenzeller Mission).
It became a remarkable documentary, a compilation of the different renditions, rehearsals and performances of Roger Norrington with the SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. In this video, Norrington ventures into Romantic music, featuring a documentary of Tchaikovsky's Pathetique and the music of Richard Wagner. Details of each work are explained and narrated by Roger Norrington himself.
This video features a series of recitals dedicated to the German Lied, performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Hartmut Höll between the mid 1980s and late '90s in the Hans Rosbaud studio in Baden. Two of these evenings were devoted to the songs by Robert Schumann.
This film celebrates the life and music of the artist whom musicologist Nick Strimple describes as 'the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic'. Exploring the relationship of art, nature and spirituality, Shining Night reveals Morten Lauridsen as a composer through the lens of his love for silence and solitude together with his passion for music and literature, with commentaries from other composers, conductors, singers and friends.
Deemed 'a heartening rarity' by the Wall Street Journal, Shining Night directed by Michael Stillwater is the premiere episode in the Song Without Borders documentary series, In Search of The Great Song. Winner of three Best Documentary awards, an Official Selection of 17 Film Festivals, Shining Night is hosted by choirs worldwide with screening events often including performances of Lauridsen's music.
Based on a novel by Patricia M. St. John, this film is a story of friendship and forgiveness set in the beautiful Swiss Alps.
High in the Swiss Alps a little boy, Dani, disappears. Lucien, a lonely and frightened boy of 13, is overtaken by this catastrophic event, and he finds himself an outcast with his family, school friends, and especially the very hostile Annette from the neighboring farm. Impelled to escape, the fugitive boy finds peace high up in the forest, where he meets an old woodcarver who encourages him so that he begins to have hope. But when rejection comes again, he discovers the hard way that a price has to be paid for forgiveness before there can be any reconciliation.
Spuren im Schnee (Treasures of the Snow) was filmed in the breathtaking Swiss Alps and captures the changing mood of the mountains deep in the snow of winter and the delicate colors of the spring flowers in the open valleys full of bell-jingling cattle. The charm of genuine antique Swiss chalets with their quaint interiors will delight you. You will experience real life drama, the tensions of ordinary people under pressure and the satisfaction of righteousness rewarded.
Volker Schmidt-Bäumler and Jakob Friedrichs, together with selected performers, celebrate their 20th anniversary in Heidelberg on 16 November 2007. In addition to the journey through time-tested skits and songs of days gone by, Superzwei presented its ninth album Meister der Herzen - with a band this time.
- Zwansisch Jahrsche superzwei/nimmzwei - Ein Rückblick
- Ein ganz wischtischer Typ laudatet - Manfred Staiger
- Der Rundumschlag - ein umfassendes Gespräch mit superzwei (November 2005)
- Antworte dich glücklich - das superzwei-Quiz
- Blöde Fragen gibt es nicht - blöde Antworten schon! Das Publikum will Intimes wissen
Shanghai, China in 1854 was a powder keg, yet in the midst of the chaos one of the greatest missions in history began. Hudson Taylor was one of the first Christian missionaries to China, and he created the China Inland Mission, which continues to this day under the name Overseas Mission Community.
This film shows the crucial years of Hudson Taylor in China. His experiences and suffering led him to his undying faith in God and a reputation as a man of prayer with an incomparable life story. As he once said, "We do not need a great amount of faith, but faith in a great God."
Based on a popular children's novel by Eckart zur Nieden, this seventy-minute-long drama is packed with suspense, humor, and tender moments for the whole family. It especially gives young viewers much valuable input on the issues of honesty, guilt and forgiveness.
Both Christian and secular viewers of all ages will strongly identify with the characters in this finely-woven story and will therefore be drawn into their moral struggles and dilemmas without ever feeling patronized or subjected to propaganda.
Through hope, skill, and craftsmanship, the Dome stands tall despite a history of great hardship, fire, and sudden calamity, and it has provided shelter to many through the years. This video presents the Dome’s origins, its predecessors and makers, and the people involved in its formation and maintenance. Through computer animation, viewers will be taken back to the early times to witness the beginning of its construction.
Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) is a pioneer member of the Reformed Church alongside Johannes Calvin. This impressive documentary focuses on Zwingli’s life story, his great knowledge in theology and his undying trust in God. This film also features images and pictures from original scenes and appraisals of trusted experts.