The Roots of Belief
Animism to Abraham, Moses, and BuddhaDVD - 1998
Neanderthals begin burying their dead in sepulchers that simulate their huts in an attempt to connect with the spiritual world. When God first speaks to Abraham, he becomes the father of three great religions: Judaism, and subsequently Christianity and Islam. Moses leads the children of Israel out of slavery and into the Promised Land. Buddha, "The Awakened One," teaches humans to transcend their worldly desires. This program traces these stories, and their inevitable path toward the institutionalization of religious practice.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1998
Branch Call Number: 200.9 R783
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (51 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Animism to Abraham, Moses, and Buddha [DVD]