Bridge to Babylon DVD: Rome, Ecumenism & the Bible
by Christian Pinto & Adullam Films
Bridge to Babylon is the sequel to A Lamp in the Dark and Tares Among the Wheat. In 1881, two scholars named Westcott and Hort published a revision of the New Testament that would send shock waves through the academic world. Their new textual theory declared that the King James Version (which had been trusted for centuries) was full of errors. Sacred readings, long cherished by the faithful, were now declared to be forgeries. The world was informed that the book, which had been called the inerrant Word of God, was in need of correction.
The new theory claimed that recently recovered manuscripts revealed a truer version of the original Scriptures. Yet others warned that the manuscripts in question were, in fact, the creation of early Gnostic heretics and had been rightly abandoned by the church centuries before. Was the new Revision now filled with ancient corruptions? Follow the story of the Bible’s controversial history into the twentieth century, as the work of Westcott and Hort would transform biblical scholarship, inspire the work of various Bible societies, and pave the way for the cause of ecumenical unity between Evangelical Protestants and Rome.