The Roots of Belief

The Roots of Belief

Animism to Abraham, Moses, and Buddha

DVD - 1998
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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
ISBN: 9781421316833
Branch Call Number: 200.9 R783
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (51 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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