Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason 1 Season 2006
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1. Salman Rushdie The Indian-born author and president of the PEN American Center discusses the politicization of religion and its implications for artists.
2. Mary Gordon & Colin McGinn New York novelist Gordon discusses the role of belief in her life, work, and American culture, while British philosopher McGinn recounts his reliance on reason alone and his journey to unbelief.
3. Jeanette Winterson & Will Power Winterson, a British author, and Power, an American playwright and rapper, explore the role of ancient myth to illuminate the human condition in their work.
4. Anne Provoost & David Grossman What does it mean to be a "chosen people"? Belgian author Provoost and Israeli writer Grossman offer fresh viewpoints on the biblical stories of Noah and Samson, respectively.
5. Richard Rodriguez & Sir John Houghton Two lifelong Christians--American writer Rodriguez and British climatologist Houghton--face different challenges and yet persist in their faith.
6. Margaret Atwood & Martin Amis Canadian novelist Atwood and British novelist Amis--both agnostics--explain the portrayal of fundamentalism in their works and its role in today's world.
7. Pema Chodron Chodron--author, Buddhist nun, and "Bodhisattva warrior"--recounts her spiritual journey and offers insights into ancient practices with particularly modern relevance.