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Bayne, Tim

Summary: What is the philosophy of religion? How can we distinguish it from theology on the one hand and the psychology/sociology of religious belief on the other? What does it mean to describe God as 'eternal'? And should religious people want there to be good arguments for the existence of God, or is religious belief only authentic in the absence of these good arguments? In this 'Very Short...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 210 BAY

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 210 BAY

Summary: Those who wish to pursue a life of pure reason are often attracted to the movement known as secular humanism. This program explores the movement by presenting several humanist inquiries, including: How and why do religions develop? Can morality exist without religion? Is there a humanist narrative that can take the place of myth? How can public policy become truly rational? The film features...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Smith, Jason E.

Summary: "In Religious but Not Religious, Jungian analyst Jason E. Smith explores the idea, expressed by C. G. Jung, that the religious sense is a natural and vital function of the human psyche. We suffer from its lack"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chiron Publications 2021

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Summary: The capacity for awe in the face of the transcendent: that is how Paul Woodruff, one of America's foremost interpreters of Plato and other venerable thinkers of ancient Greece, defines reverence. In this program, Bill Moyers and the author of Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue examine this crucial yet frequently misunderstood and misapplied concept and its implications for the world today....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Beginning at the Gargas Caves, France-humankind's first house of worship?-this program seeks to understand why our ancestors began to believe in one or more divinities and how, through the ages, different cultures have expressed that belief. Great mysteries such as death and nature are considered as factors in the evolution of religious faith as Robert Winston, archaeologist Jean Clottes, The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this program, Robert Winston focuses on monotheism as he continues to examine the building blocks of faith and humankind's quest to plumb the nature of God. Visits to Mt. Sinai, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, St. Peter's Basilica, Mecca, and the Abalfazl and Imam Mosques, Isfahan, shed light on the beliefs that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: No religions have proved more combative than Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, despite the fact that they share the same deity-or perhaps because of it. In this program, renowned biblical scholar and religious historian Othmar Keel sheds light on topics such as the volatile historical and cultural contexts in which the Old Testament originated; the protracted struggle of monotheism for...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Barbara Walters hosts this ABC News program about the afterlife, collecting an array of opinions, hopes, and scenarios concerning what, if anything, happens following death. Walters interviews religious leaders from various cultures and faiths, including Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, D.C.; Pastor Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Rabbi...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: A self-proclaimed "freelance monotheist," Karen Armstrong is on a mission to bring compassion, the heart of religion, as she sees it, back into modern life. In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers sits down with Armstrong for a nuanced discussion of her Charter for Compassion initiative, a global call for all people-religious and non-religious alike-to apply the Golden Rule in their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program summarizes and distills what we have learned about the great religions in this series. Smith's lifetime of experience and study helps him to go beyond the differences between each tradition. He shows how the cultivation of virtues valued by all religions-intelligence, compassion, creativity, truth, beauty, and goodness-can lead to transcendence. In the many faces of God he has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: It has been called a gateway to eternal salvation and an incitement to holy war. It has unified peoples yet divided nations. Religion: would society be better off without it? That is the question in this Oxford Union-style debate as panelists make their case. Speakers for the motion underscore that rampant interfaith and intrafaith violence vastly outweighs any social benefits of religion and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In this program, philosopher and theologian Conor Cunningham argues that only extremist viewpoints-Creationism and ultra-Darwinism-make evolution and religion mutually exclusive. Experts from across the gamut of opinions frame the debate and trace its origins, including Father Gregory Tatum of the Ecole Biblique; University of Oxford historian Pietro Corsi; Darwin scholar Nick Spencer, author...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Manseau, Peter.

Summary: At the heart of the nation's spiritual history are audacious and often violent scenes. But the Puritans and the shining city on the hill give us just one way to understand the United States. Rather than recite American history from a Christian vantage point, Peter Manseau proves that what really happened is worth a close, fresh look. Thomas Jefferson himself collected books on all religions...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 MAN

Summary: This program explores three major areas of philosophical inquiry into religion: religious epistemology, or the exploration of the rational grounds for religious beliefs and, in particular, the existence of God; the metaphysics of religion, which inquires into the nature of God; and theodicy, which examines the philosophical implications of the presence of evil in the world. Commentary by Alvin...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Will modern science close the book on God, or can reason and faith coexist? This program analyzes how the process of scientific inquiry has challenged belief in a divine being. With visits to locations ranging from the CERN particle physics lab, to the Lourdes shrine, to Grace Fellowship Church, Kentucky, Robert Winston discusses the views of Pascal, Galileo, Newton, and Darwin; the Higgs...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Ward, Keith

Contents: The causes of violence -- The corruptibility of all things human -- Religion and war -- Faith and reason -- Life after death -- Morality and the Bible -- Morality and faith -- The enlightenment, liberal thought and religion -- Does religion do more harm than good in personal life? -- What good has religion done?

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Publisher / Publication Date: William B. Eerdmans Pub. 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 WAR

Summary: He was a philosopher, paleontologist, Jesuit priest-and far more than the sum of these disparate labels. Illuminating the life and work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, this program examines his origins, his difficulties with Catholic orthodoxy, and his legacy as a major contributor to the "living Earth" theory. Interviewing scientists and religious leaders influenced by Teilhard, the program...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Graffin, Greg.

Summary: Most people know Greg Graffin as the lead singer of the punk band Bad Religion, but few know that he also has a Ph.D. and teaches evolution at UCLA. Here, Graffin argues that art and science have a deep connection. As an adolescent growing up when "drugs, sex, and trouble could be had on any given night," Graffin discovered that the study of evolution provided a framework through which he could...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ItBooks 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 210 GRA

Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)

Summary: Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion is a human invention. In this book, E. Fuller Torrey draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to propose a startling answer to the ultimate question. Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 TOR

Carse, James P.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 CAR

Summary: Join Bill Moyers for conversations that touch on pressing issues in our post-9/11 world: the increasing politicization of faith, the perceived gulf between science and religion, the tension between tolerance and free expression, and more. Original voices such as Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, and Mary Gordon add a personal dimension as they talk openly about their most heartfelt...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Athena 2010

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BIL

Chopra, Deepak

Summary: "Can God be revived in a skeptical age? What would it take to give people a spiritual life more powerful than anything in the past? Deepak Chopra tackles these issues with eloquence and insight in this book. He proposes that God lies at the source of human awareness. Therefore, any person can find the God within that transforms everyday life. God is in trouble. The rise of the militant atheist...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2014

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 200 CHO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 202.11 Chopra 2014

James, William

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books/Library of America 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 291.42 JAM

Summary: Professor Robert C. Solomon of the University of Texas explores existentialism and the leading writers and philosophers who have been associated with this philosophical movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 142.78 SOL

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