The Roots of Belief

The Roots of Belief

Animism to Abraham, Moses, and Buddha

Downloadable Video - 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: New York : Films on Demand [distributor], c1998
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Additional Contributors: Films on Demand


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