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A History of God (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives)
A History of God
History Channel
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 40min

Based on karen armstrongs best-selling book this feature length film guides viewers along one of humanitys most elusive quests. Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 04/26/2005


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Creator: Karan Armstrong
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Special program, worthy of viewing by young adults and adult
Charles W. Adams | Adel, Iowa USA | 12/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

""A History of God" is a very special program reviewing the history of monetheism practiced by Jews, Christians and Muslims. It is fine synopsis of Karen Armstrong's incredible book by the same title, a work of scholarship with a narrative of some 399 pages. My transcript of the program from the DVD is just 30 pages -- a tribute to the incredible writing and editing by talent people who produced this program.

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.
rlwp | Texas | 02/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The words and images are beautiful, and the information gives a broad understanding of many of the world's religions.

However, the show is 100 minutes long, not 50 as the description says.
Renee | 02/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Thought-provoking and not the usual dogmatic information. I've watched it 8 times, will probably watch it another 8 times, and have read the book. Highly recommended for those with open, questioning minds."
History of god
Farid Qazi | Macon, Georgia | 09/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent book and cd/DVD a must read for all to understand how god was created by different civilizations and how different religions have so much in common."