WATCH: Sneak Peek of History Channel’s Eight-Part Series “Jesus: His Life”

The new eight-part television series “Jesus: His Life” will premiere on the History Channel this month and The Christian Post has an exclusive clip.

“The story of Jesus is the greatest story ever told that helped shape Western culture,” one of the series contributors says in the clip.

“If we want to understand Western history at all, we must understand Jesus,” another says.

“Jesus: His Life,” produced by Nutopia Productions (“Finding Jesus”), will be a combination of scripted drama based off the Gospels and interviews with prominent pastors and Christian scholars, including Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church Michael Curry, and Asbury Theological Seminary New Testament Professor Ben Witherington III.

“Jesus felt what we felt, he faced what we face today,” Osteen says in the video exclusive.

The book, Jesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture, published by Yale University Press, cosigns the comments made on the upcoming History show.

“Regardless of what anyone may personally think or believe about Him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of Western culture for almost 20 centuries,” Professor Pelikan wrote in the book’s introduction, according to The New York Times.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law