The Word (1978)

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TV mini-series based on the novel by Irving Wallace. A controversial ancient document is discovered which contradicts the fundamental tenets of Christianity's beliefs around Jesus. It seems to be an eyewitness account of his life after surviving the Crucifixion, and new versions of the bible go into production. However, once promoted and advertised and accepted by many as truth those close to the document begin to unearth worrying doubts around the document's authenticity.

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