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John M. Kelly Library

Documentaries: World Religions

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Ancient Near Eastern Mythology

BL311 .G65 2003 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

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Buddhism

BQ169 .E35 2001 DVD
24 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

DP101 .C585 2007 DVD
116 minutes
Explores how religious pluralism in Southern Spain eventually gave way to absolutism and intolerance among Muslims, Christians and Jews.

Creation in the Abrahamic Faiths: What is Freedom For?

BR127 .F8 2004 VHS
43 minutes; released 2004.
The third annual Frederick Charles Furlong Memorial Lecture presented by Father David Burrell at the University of St Michael’s, October 3, 2004.

Eastern Philosophy

Eastern Philosophy

B123 .E37 2006 DVD
150 minutes
A brief introduction to various eastern philosophies: Confucianism, Shinto, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam.

God in China

God in China: The Struggle for Religious Freedom

BL1803 .G63 2008 DVD
56 minutes
A documentary about both 'official' and the 'underground' practice of religion in China. From a rural underground parish and a clandestine seminary, to the government-supported Christian, Buddhist, and Muslim worship places, Chinese from all walks of life candidly tell their stories of faith and what the future holds for them in China.

Teaching Company

Great World Religions: Buddhism

BQ4012 .E25 2003 DVD
12 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

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Great World Religions: Hinduism

BL1210 .M84 2003 DVD
12 (30 minute) lectures
Course description.

Holy Places and Pilgrimage

BT767 .H655 2004 DVD
29 minutes
An exploration of the concept of holiness within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

India and the Infinite

Islam and its Five Pillars

BP176 .I85 2005 DVD
28 minutes
A discussion of the meaning of Islam and its Five Pillars. Part of the Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Analysis series.

The Islamic Mind: Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The Islamic Mind: Seyyed Hossein Nasr

BP173.5 .I75 2006 DVD
30 minutes
Bill Moyers interviews Seyyed Hossein Nasr about the roots of Islamic attitudes toward the West, how Islam and the West can coexist, and the current Western presence in the Middle East.

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

BL304 .C3622 2005 DVD
6 hours
In this six-part PBS series, Bill Moyers talks with religious historian Joseph Campbell about mankind's tendency to create and live under the authority of various myths. Bonus features include an interview with filmmaker George Lucas.

Journey into Buddhism

Journey into Buddhism

BQ6315 .J686 2007 DVD (Dharma River)
BQ6315 .J687 2007 DVD (Prajna Earth)
BQ6315 .J688 2007 DVD (Vajra Sky over Tibet)
81 minutes each.
John Bush takes the viewer on a pilgrimage to Buddhist shrines in Laos, Thailand, Burma, Bali, Cambodia, Java, and Central Tibet.

Life of Buddha

Life of Buddha

BQ 882 .L54 2004 DVD
140 minutes
Life of Buddha tells the story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha, the great teacher who changed the world.

Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade

BL43 .E4 M57 2003 DVD
90 minutes; released 2002.
A documentary about Mircea Eliade, one of the pioneers in the systematic study of the history of the world's religions.

Mormons

The Mormons

BX8611 .M67 2007 DVD
240 minutes
An in-depth PBS examination of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints from its founding in 1830 until to the present day.

Mystic's Journey

The Mystic's Journey

BL625 .M97 2003 DVD
3 (30 minute) programs
An introduction to the religions of India by Huston Smith. Includes Islamic Mysticism: The Sufi Way, Requiem for a Faith: Tibetan Buddhism, and India and the Infinite: The Soul of a People.

Mythos

Mythos

BL312 .M98 2002 DVD
approximately 10 hours
Joseph Campbell explores how myths evolve to reflect changing beliefs about nature, God, and life. Hosted by Susan Sarandon.

Painted Nation

Painted Nation

GT2344 .I4 P356 2005 DVD
48 minutes
Filmmaker Cyrus Sundar Singh looks at the vanishing art form of hand-painted Indian posters and their spiritual significance.

The Quran, the Bible, and the Torah

BP171 .Q72 2005 DVD
30 minutes
Three religious scholars discuss the texts of the three religions of the Book. Part of the Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Analysis series.

Religions around the World

Religions of the World

BL48 .R455 2006 DVD
48 minutes
Explores the differences and similarities of the world's major religions. Part of the Pillars of Faith series.

Requiem for a Faith

The Role of the Prophet Muhammad

BP75 .R65 2005 DVD
27 minutes
A look at the life of Muhammad before and after his transformation to the prophet of Islam. Part of the Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Analysis series.

Sadhus: India's Holy Men

BL1241.53 .S23 1995 VHS
3 videocassettes, 52 minutes each
Volume 1: The Rolling Saint -- on Lotan Baba
Volume 2: The Living God -- on Jayendra Saraswati
Volume 3: Living with the Dead -- on Ram Nath

Shrines and Homemade Holy Places

CT9990 .S573 2005 DVD
188 minutes
This fascinating series profiles North Americans who express their religious devotion through highly unique homemade shrines.

Smudge

E78 .C2 M664 2005 DVD
12 minutes
This documentary looks at how a group of Native Canadian women conduct worship.

Religions around the World

Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama

BQ7935 .B777 T46 2007 DVD
85 minutes; released 2006.
Filmmaker Rick Ray interviews the Dalai Lama.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

BQ4490 .T534 2003 DVD
90 minutes; released 1994.
Through interviews, photography, and animation, this documentary explores the history of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and Buddhism's vision of the afterlife.

War and Peace

BL65 .W2 W373 2005 DVD
29 minutes.
A look at the issues of war and peace within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time

BQ7699 .K34W44 2005 DVD
80 minutes; released 2005.
A gorgeously photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India, where Buddist monks are ordained. The documentary magically captures the lengthly pilgrimage and rituals. A personal and introspective look at Buddhism from acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog.

The Wisdom of Faith: A Bill Moyers Special with Huston Smith

The Wisdom of Faith: A Bill Moyers Special with Huston Smith

BL1202 .W573 2004 DVD (Hinduism and Buddhism)
BL1852 .W573 2004 DVD (Confucianism)
BR145.2 .W573 2004 DVD (Christianity and Judaism)
BP161.2 .W573 2004 DVD (Islam)
BL43 .S64 A5 2004 DVD (A Personal Philosophy)
5 (56 minute) episodes.
Religion professor Huston Smith talks with Bill Moyers on the major world religions.