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Bill Moyers: Genesis - A Living Conversation 1996

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The stories in the book of Genesis--creation, humanity's fall, the flood, Abraham and Isaac, Joseph in Egypt, and more--have intrigued and inspired Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike for millennia. Join jounalist Bill Moyers as he leads some of the most passionate and thoughtful Bible discussions ever conducted.

Starring:
Bill Moyers (Host)

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1. In God's Image

What does it mean to be made "in God's image"? And what do the two creation accounts in Genesis suggest about the roles of the sexes? Participants: Theologians Walter Brueggemann, John S. Kselman, Burton L. Visotzky, and Renita J. Weems; educator Roberta Hestenes; visual artist Hugh O'Donnell; and scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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2. Temptation

Where does evil come from? And what's wrong with desiring a fruit that looks beautiful, tastes delicious, and confers wisdom--other than the fact that God forbids it? Participants: Biochemist Leon R. Kass; writer Stephen Mitchell; theologians Elaine H. Pagels, Jean-Pierre M. Ruiz, Marianne Meye Thompson, and Robin Darling Young; and psychotherapist Naomi H. Rosenblatt.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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3. The First Murder

The tale of brother killing brother features jealousy, revenge, forgiveness, justice, and mercy in the complex relationships among victim, perpetrator, and judge. Participants: Novelists John Barth, Rebecca Goldstein, Mary Gordon, Charles Johnson, Oscar Hijuelos, and Faye Kellerman and theologian Burton L. Visotzky.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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4. Apocalypse

Profoundly disappointed in his creation, God destroys it and starts over with Noah and his family. What does the story reveal about the character of God--and of the survivors? Participants: Theologians Karen Armstrong, Alexander A. Di Lella, Samuel D. Proctor, and Burton L. Visotzky; journalist Byron E. Calame; psychologist Carol Gilligan; and poet Blu Greenberg.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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5. Call and Promise

When God chooses Abraham to found a dynasty, how does Abraham react? What does divine sanction mean, both for the chosen and for the "non-chosen"? Participants: Scholar Robert Alter; law professor Azizah Y. al-Hibri; novelist Bharati Mukherjee; community activist Eugene Rivers III; theologians Lewis B. Smedes and Burton L. Visotzky; and playwright-composer Elizabeth Swados.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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6. A Family Affair

Seeking a descendant, Abraham takes Hagar as a wife, who conceives Ishmael--engendering jealousy, division, and pain for everyone involved. Participants: Scholar Robert Alter; law professor Azizah Y. al-Hibri; novelist Bharati Mukherjee; community activist Eugene Rivers III; theologians Lewis B. Smedes and Burton L. Visotzky; and playwright-composer Elizabeth Swados.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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7. The Test

God's command to Abraham to sacrifice Isaac raises profoundly disturbing questions. What kind of God would make such a demand? And what kind of parent would consider obeying it? Participants: Theologians Dianne Bergant, Norman J. Cohen, Francisco O. Garcia-Treto, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Phyllis Trible, and Burton L. Visotzky and journalist P.K. McCary.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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8. Blessed Deception

By engineering Isaac's blessing on Jacob, does Rebecca become the heroine of the story, or simply a schemer? And what of Esau, her passed-over son? Participants: Biochemist Leon R. Kass; writer Stephen Mitchell; theologians Elaine H. Pagels, Jean-Pierre M. Ruiz, Marianne Meye Thompson, and Robin Darling Young; and psychotherapist Naomi H. Rosenblatt.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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9. God Wrestling

Apparently headed for his final comeuppance, the fugitive Jacob meets God in a dream and ultimately finds himself. Participants: Theologians Walter Brueggemann, John S. Kselman, Burton L. Visotzky, and Renita J. Weems; educator Roberta Hestenes; visual artist Hugh O'Donnell; and scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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10. Exile

Gifted, talented, and handsome, Joseph survives slavery and exile by his wits. But his response to the advances made by his captor's wife raises troubling questions. Participants: Theologians Dianne Bergant, Norman J. Cohen, Francisco O. Garcia-Treto, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Phyllis Trible, and Burton L. Visotzky and journalist P.K. McCary.

TV-NRSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: January 1, 1996

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Genres Documentary
Director Catherine Tatge
Starring Bill Moyers (Host)
Network Acorn Media
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