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Videos from Films on Demand (A Sampling)
The American Transcendentalists
Defines Transcendentalism and traces its origins. Profiles Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller in depth through readings, interviews, and dramatizations from significant Transcendentalist texts.
Evolving with the Bible: Controversy, Conciliation, and the Bible's Place in American Culture
"Topics include the place of the Bible in American culture, the Creationism/Darwinism debate, the Judeo-Christian creation myth in relation to other cultures’ creation myths, and the use of biblical parables in the classroom as tools to stimulate students’ moral imagination."
Fighting Intolerance and Slavery: Christianity in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Traces the spread of Christianity to America with the Puritans, the promotion of religious freedom by the Quakers, the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, and Methodism.
Muslims in America: Islam in Exile
"...Examines the surprisingly rapid growth of Islam in the heart of America’s Bible Belt, a predominantly fundamentalist Christian locale. ... The history of Islam, Islamic contributions to the arts and sciences, and common ground between Muslims and Christians are also highlighted."