TELEVISION: From the Work of the Masters

The script is mainly by St. Luke, the pictures by the greatest hands of the High Renaissance, and the result is one television show that will probably be run and rerun—in churches, schools, art courses, and over the air. Scheduled for this week (Wednesday, Dec. 21), The Coming of Christ is the latest in NBC's superb Project Twenty series, uses the same technique of still photographs and quiet narration that made television masterpieces of 1959's Meet Mr. Lincoln and last April's Mark Twain's America.

This one, however, is in color; brilliant reproductions—from Rubens to Rembrandt—fill the screen, with occasionally interspersed...

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