An in-depth look into the Christian heritage of Africa and people of African descent, intended to dispel the notion of Christianity being an exclusively white man’s religion
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Unspoken takes an in-depth look at the Christian heritage in Africa and examines how historical events have shaped today’s vastly popular perspective of Christianity. Take a two-part journey with scholars and influencers as they present an accurate account of this Asian, African and Mid-Eastern established religion.
Unspoken tells the incredible story of the historical and nuanced relationship between the Christian faith and African descendants. Christianity is often classified as the white man's religion. Conventional wisdom assumes tales of Jesus of Nazareth's life, death, and subsequent resurrection traveled from Jerusalem to Rome before ultimately taking root in western Europe. Christianity spread in many directions following Christ's crucifixion in the Middle East, and many of the oldest Christian traditions trace back to Africa.
Unspoken features a well-curated group of historians, religious scholars, and cultural influencers who, in this groundbreaking film, examine the real history of one of the world's most widely practiced religions. Unspoken shows a plethora of information that reveals how Africa accepted Christianity from the beginning and how African Christianity has played an integral part in world history.
In the introduction to the film, Unspoken examines the false historical narrative of Christianity, Africa, and the imposition of white views on the religion. False stories have long permeated through communities worldwide and have exposed generations to constant misinformation over many millennia plus at least 400 years of imposed shame.
Part one voyages back to the pre-Constantine era of the 1st through 4th centuries to meet prominent black figures in the Bible, explore early African practices of Christianity, uncover the relentless persecution endured by Christians of the time, and examine the claims that Christianity is a copy of Kemetic or Egyptian spiritualism. Watch to learn the purpose of the Council of Nicaea, meet the attendants of the Council, and learn of the Emperor's role in the pivotal event.
“You will discover the truth, that this ship has landed many of thousands. Not just white people. Not just black people. But people of every tribe, nation, and tongue. The Gospel is bigger than one ethnic group.”
Witness the golden era of early African Christianity from the 4th to 16th centuries as we chart the emergence of Islam and explore Christianity's enduring prominence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Then investigate the effects of European colonialism and learn about the key influences for Martin Luther and the European Reformation, which was actually born in Africa a hundred years earlier and is now recognized as the Protestant sect of Christianity.
Unspoken looks at European colonists' role in modern Christian faith practices as scholars explain why colonization, often recognized as the origin of Christianity in Africa, is responsible for the mutation of age-old Christian traditions on the African continent. This was done through concepts of white Jesus, Christian clothing, and Christian names, which have no historical foundation.