A History of God (History Channel)
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The following resource people appear in the program:
Karen Armstrong, Theologian, [Scholar / Historian] - Author of A HISTORY OF GOD; Rev. Alexander Golitzin, Priestmonk, Marquette University. Theology; Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Chairman U.S. Holocaust Memorial; Dr. Maher Hathout, Islamic Center of Southern California; Dr. E. V. Hill, Senior Pastor, Mt. Zion Baptist Church; Dr. Amina Beverly McCloud, Prof. Islamic Studies, DePaul University; Dr. Martin E. Marty, Professor, University of Chicago; Elaine Pagels, Professor of Religion, Princeton University.
Beginning with the story of Abraham, in the Hebrew Bible, the narration and commentary has been beauifully edited with a fine music score and excellent selected of visuals -- paintings, photographs, and video of scenes in the Middle East. Especially remarkable and appreciated are both the writing and editing of narration with the commentary - interviews with the scholars and theologians -- terrific transitions between narration and commentary.
This program would be especially useful for both young adults and adults -- from high school through college -- in religious study classes as well as public schools.
However, the show is 100 minutes long, not 50 as the description says.
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I love this video. It is a great way to learn more about God by getting information from scholars. Thank you.Published 21 months ago by Christina Ayers
I wanted it to add to my reference collection also to increase my knowledge on the subject to Enhanced my collectionPublished on December 11, 2012 by Lance Ross Lewis
I bought this at the store for$10. The box made me think this was about differant cultures and how they created the differant gods. Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by mc_pyro
I love the works by Karen Armstrong, but this is subject matter that is a little more than difficult to present with any objectivity. Read morePublished on October 30, 2009 by Atlas 1943
Don't buy this DVD expecting a solid scriptural source. The content is stereotypically secular, and biased toward the pervasive attitude of academia. Read morePublished on June 22, 2009 by Erin