Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687–1752), 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 as 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 ventured the forest until Terry, on that fateful day died in a tragic accident. Can Ruth's faith in Jesus Christ help her recover from the tragic event?
Peter Schlögl follows the traces of the poet-priest, whose life was marked by hardship and misery but appreciates the magic and beauty of the works of Paul Gerhardt, which are among the most famous texts of German literature.
This documentary shows the portentous shadow of the Old Testament. It begins from the slavery of the Israelites in Egypt to its journey towards the New Testament. This film offers images and shots of the original scenes currently researched by Prof. Dr. Manfred Bietak (University of Vienna) and Dr. Walter Hilbrands (FTH Casting) supported by 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 which explains the relation of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
His vision is to bring Christians from various denominations to a peaceful coexistence. Nicolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf is a member of one of the oldest noble families of Europe. His life and works, and its significance for Protestantism is documented in this film. This video features historians, pictures, engravings and documents from the 18th century and contemporary pictures of places.
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 video is a documentary on the life, faith and works of Wilhelm Busch. Also in this video, are commentaries and interviews of 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 in 1805, son of a tax collector Georg Muller is transformed from being a playboy to a devout Christian when he met Jesus in his life 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 built a home for one hundred and twenty thousand orphans in Bristols. This docu-drama traces the life and works of George Muller.
- Interview 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 Misison).
The third and fourth missionary journey through Jerusalem, Greece, Malta and Rome:
This video reenacts the third and fourth missionary journey of Paul. He journeys through Corinth, Troas, Philippi, Jersualem, Caesarea, and finally Rome. This video contains remarkable features such as scenes and locations from the early times and historical explanations abou the Biblical events. This includes an interview with the experts, Prof. Dr. Helge Stadelmann (Director of the Free Theological Academy, Giessen) and Dr. Volker Gäckle (Director of the seminar to help the Liebenzeller Misison).
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.
Based on a novel by Patricia M. St. John, the film is about 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 frightened boy of 13, is overtaken by catastrophic events 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, the delicate colors of the spring flowers in the open valleys and 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 pressures 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 1854, China resembles a powder barrel - in the middle of the chaos, one of the greatest missions in history begins. Hudson Taylor was the first Christian Missionary who created the China Inland Mission which continues until today under the name Overseas Mission Community.
This film shows the crucial years of Hudson Taylor in China. His experiences and suffering lead him to his undying faith in God. "We do not need great amount of faith, but faith in a great God." Hudson Taylor - a man of faith and prayer with an incomparable life story.
Based on a popular Eckart zur Nieden's children's novel, this seventy minutes length drama is packed with suspense, humor and tender moments for the whole family, and 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 thereby be drawn into its stars' moral struggles and dilemmas, without ever feeling patronized or as the victims of propaganda.
Through hopes, skill and craftsmanship and great hardship the Dome stands tall over decades, defying flames, sudden calamities and has sheltered many through the years. This video presents the Dome's origins; its predecessors and its makers, the people involved in its formation and maintenance. Reconstructed by computer animation, viewers will be taken back to the early times and 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.