The Roots of Belief
Animism to Abraham, Moses, and BuddhaDownloadable Video - 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: New York : Films on Demand [distributor], c1998
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Animism to Abraham, Moses, and Buddha [streaming video]