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Religious Scholar Karen Armstrong [electronic resource]

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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 dealings with others. Prominent books by the TED Prize-winning religious scholar include The Bible: A Biography, Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time, and The Battle for God.
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53 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 09, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • International Charter for Compassion (4:26)
  • What Is Compassion? (4:28)
  • Dangers of Literal Interpretation of Sacred Texts (3:25)
  • Contradiction in the Bible (3:13)
  • Hard Work of Compassion (4:17)
  • Creationism and Darwinian Science (3:20)
  • Duty of Compassion (3:30)
  • What Is the American Dream? (4:00)
  • Armstrong's Muhammad (3:22)
  • Discipline of Compassion (3:11)
  • Armstrong on Compassion and Context (4:46)
  • Muslim Fear of Secularism (3:23)
  • Literalism and Religious Fundamentals (3:43)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2009.
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Broadcast March 13, 2009.
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40364 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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