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In God's Image [electronic resource]

This program looks at the very first story in the Book of Genesis, God's creation of the Earth and humankind. "There has to be a woman. There has to be a man. And there has to be a divine spark," observes Rabbi Burton Visotzky in this program which examines such issues as creativity, the image of God, and the roles of male and female. The program features Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann; ecumenical Christian teacher Roberta Hestenes; Old Testament scholar John Kselman; painter Hugh O'Donnell; Renita Weems, an ordained elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; and Avivah Gottleib Zornberg, author of Genesis: The Beginning of Desire.
Online
1996
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Temptation [electronic resource]

This program examines Adam and Eve's tasting of the forbidden fruit and their subsequent expulsion from Eden. The program explores freedom of choice, the nature of good and evil, the meaning of sin, and issues of gender and sexuality. Featured in the program are philosopher Leon Kass; biblical translator Stephen Mitchell; Elaine Pagels, professor of religion at Princeton Univ.; psychotherapist Naomi Rosenblatt; Catholic theologian Jean-Pierre Ruiz; Marianne Meye Thompson, author of The Humanity of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel; and Catholic Univ. Historian Robin Darling Young.
Online
1996
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The First Murder [electronic resource]

This program focuses on the story of Cain and Abel and asks the question "Are we our brother's keeper?" The program deals with such issues as sibling relationships and the nature of justice and mercy. Featured in the program are authors John Barth, Rebecca Goldstein, Mary Gordon, Oscar Hijuelos, Charles Johnson, Faye Kellerman, and Burton Visotzky.
Online
1996
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Call and Promise [electronic resource]

This program examines the story in which God makes his covenant with Abraham. "If it's hard not to be chosen, it's harder to be chosen," observes Azizah al-Hibri, professor of law at the Univ. of Richmond. The program explores what it means to be "called" by God, what it feels like to be in exile looking for a homeland, and how the covenant led to the founding of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Featured in the program are scholar Robert Alter, author Bharati Mukherjee, pastor Eugene Rivers, theologian Lewis Smedes, theatrical writer and performer Elizabeth Swados, and Rabbi Burton Visotzky.
Online
1996
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A Family Affair [electronic resource]

This program explores the story of Abraham's relationship with the slave girl Hagar, examining the role of Sarah, her importance for the idea of faith, and the issues of race and class. Featured in the program are scholar Robert Alter, law professor Azizah al-Hibri, author Bharati Mukherjee, pastor Eugene Rivers, theologian Lewis Smedes, theatrical writer and performer Elizabeth Swados, and Rabbi Burton Visotzky.
Online
1996
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The Test [electronic resource]

This program examines God's command to Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. "What kind of God would ask me to kill my son?" asks theologian Francisco Garcia-Treto in this program, which explores the difference between blind faith and true faith, and the meaning of sacrifice. Featured in the program are theologian Dianne Bergant; Norman Cohen, author of The Family Conflict Stories in Genesis; P. K. McCary, author of a version of the Old Testament aimed at young African-Americans; Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr; sacred literature authority Phyllis Trible; and Rabbi Burton Visotzky.
Online
1996
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Blessed Deception [electronic resource]

This program focuses on the story in which Rebekah procures Isaac's blessing for Jacob through deceit. Sibling rivalry, the idea of women as the carriers of faith, the nature of blessing, and the uses of deception are all explored in the program. Featured are philosopher Leon Kass; biblical translator Stephen Mitchell; Elaine Pagels, professor of religion at Princeton Univ.; psychotherapist Naomi Rosenblatt; priest and scholar Jean-Pierre Ruiz; theologian Marianne Meye Thompson; and Christian historian Robin Darling Young.
Online
1996
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God Wrestling [electronic resource]

This program looks at the story of Jacob's wrestling with the angel. "What a wonderful thing...to begin by struggling with an adversary, only to discover that you are in the embrace of a lover," says theologian John Kselman in this program, which explores such ideas as personal transformation, reconciliation, and the mystery of the angels. The program features Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, ecumenical Christian scholar Roberta Hestenes, painter Hugh O'Donnell, Rabbi Burton Visotzky, Old Testament scholar Renita Weems, and author Avivah Gottleib Zornberg.
Online
1996
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Exile [electronic resource]

This program focuses on Joseph's exile in Egypt and explores the issues of national and spiritual exile, assimilation, coming of age, and the dilemma of beauty. "A person who has a yearning for the spirit feels like an exile in this world, no matter how much he serves it," says Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr in this program. Also featured are theologian Dianne Bergant; author and scholar Norman Cohen; biblical studies scholar Francisco Garcia-Treto; P. K. McCary, author of Black Bible Chronicles; sacred literature expert Phyllis Trible; and Rabbi Burton Visotzky.
Online
1996
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Apocalypse [electronic resource]

This program features the story of Noah, his ark, and the great flood. "God is not a cozy daddy in a cozy world," observes Karen Armstrong, a former nun and author of the bestseller A History of God, in the program. The role of suffering, the wrath of God, and the idea of righteousness are all explored in this program, which features writer Barney Calame; Alexander DiLella, a Franciscan priest and scholar; psychologist Carol Gilligan; poet and writer Blu Greenberg; pastor and academic Samuel Proctor; and Rabbi Burton Visotzky.
Online
1996
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The First Murder / Apocalypse

This program features The First Murder, the story of Cain and Abel, and Apocalypse, the story of Noah, his ark, and the great flood. Bill Moyers' guests include Franciscan priest and scholar Alexander DiLella, poet Blu Greenberg, Rabbi Burton Visotzky, psychologist Carol Gilligan, and authors John Barth, Rebecca Goldstein, Oscar Hijuelos, Faye Kellerman, and Karen Armstrong. Together they and others consider sibling relationships, the nature of justice and mercy, the role of suffering, the wrath of God, and the concept of righteousness. In addition, this program includes a special introduction by Mr. Moyers and a menu of chapters, segments derived from the programs that single out important aspects to facilitate instruction and discussion.
Online
2016; 2003
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In God's Image / Temptation

This program looks at God's creation of the Earth and humankind in In God's Image and at Adam and Eve's tasting of the forbidden fruit and subsequent expulsion from Eden in Temptation. Joining Bill Moyers are Rabbi Burton Visotzky, Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, philosopher Leon Kass, artist Hugh O'Donnell, Catholic theologian Jean-Pierre Ruiz, psychotherapist Naomi Rosenblatt, biblical translator Stephen Mitchell, Christian historian Robin Darling Young, Princeton University's Elaine Pagels, and others. Together they examine issues such as creativity, God's image, freedom of choice, the nature of good and evil, the meaning of sin, and issues of gender and sexuality. In addition, this program includes a special video introduction by Mr. Moyers and a menu of chapters, segme [...]
Online
2016; 2003
13.

The Test / Blessed Deception

This program features The Test, the story of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac, and Blessed Deception, the story of how Rebekah tricked Isaac into blessing Jacob instead of Esau. Bill Moyers' guests include theologians Marianne Meye Thompson and Francisco Garcia-Treto; Phyllis Trible, Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary; Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr; P. K. McCary, author of Black Bible Chronicles; psychotherapist Naomi Rosenblatt; Christian historian Robin Darling Young; Norman Cohen, author of The Family Conflict Stories in Genesis; and philosopher Leon Kass. Together they and others contemplate the meaning of sacrifice, the difference between blind and true faith, sibling rivalry, the concept of women as the carriers of faith, the nature of b [...]
Online
2016; 2003
14.

God Wrestling / Exile

This program scrutinizes the story of Jacob grappling with the angel in God Wrestling and the story of Joseph's years in Egypt in Exile. Joining Bill Moyers are ecumenical Christian scholar Roberta Hestenes; theologians Dianne Bergant and John Kselman; Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr; authors Avivah Gottleib Zornberg and P. K. McCary; biblical studies scholar Francisco Garcia-Treto; artist Hugh O'Donnell; Old Testament scholar Renita Weems, an ordained elder of the AME Church; and others. Together they discuss issues such as personal transformation, reconciliation, the mystery of the angels, national and spiritual exile, assimilation, coming of age, and the dilemma of beauty. In addition, this program includes a special video introduction by Mr. Moyers and a menu of chapters, seg [...]
Online
2016; 2003
15.

Call and Promise / A Family Affair

This program features: Call and Promise, in which God makes his covenant with Abraham, and A Family Affair, which describes Abraham's relationship with Sarah's servant Hagar. Joining Bill Moyers are theologian Lewis Smedes, author Bharati Mukherjee, scholar Robert Alter, law professor Azizah al-Hibri, pastor Eugene Rivers, theatrical writer and performer Elizabeth Swados, and Rabbi Burton Visotzky. Together they address topics such as what it means to be called by God, what it feels like to live in exile, the role of Sarah and her importance to the idea of faith, the issues of race and class, and how God's covenant with Abraham led to the founding of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In addition, this program includes a special video introduction by Mr. Moyers and a menu of chapters, [...]
Online
2016; 2003