Thursday, December 18, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
This weekend, the big budget biblical adventure "Noah" hits the big screen. The biblical film isn't new, but these movies raise questions about Hollywood's fascination with The Bible. Do biblical movies bring non-believers back into the fold? Do they challenge us to think a little differently? We explore these questions with Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, and Krista Tippett, the host of the public radio program On Being.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Whatever your feelings on Disco, it's hard not to root for the resurgence of one particular track that started taking CPR classes by storm. Producer Ellen Horne explains how one aptly named 70s mega-hit could help you save someone's life.
Then, Jad and Robert pit physics against an ancient tale. ...
Friday, November 22, 2013
The best selling book of all time is going digital. As a successful mini-series and downloadable app, the Bible seems to be as popular as ever. Brooke speaks with writer Thomas Larson about the importance of the spoken Word and the effect of new media on its "holiness".
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Hal Taussig, founding member of the Jesus Seminar, professor at Union Theological Seminary, edited and provided commentary for A New New Testament: A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts, talks about the "new" edition of Christianity's New Testament and how the selections were made.
→Event: Book launch and panel discussion with Hal Taussig at Union Theological Seminar on Mar.5. 7PM. Register here.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Since our country's founding, Americans have debated the speeches and tracts sacred to our founding, from the Exodus story to the Declaration of Independence. In this election year, politicians and pundits constantly debate the "true" meaning of America's core canon, asking what the founding fathers or Martin Luther King, Jr. or Eleanor Roosevelt would think of immigration reform, or affirmative action, or birth control. In his new book, author and professor Stephen Prothero has collected these core texts in his new book, "The American Bible."
Monday, May 21, 2012
What is the color of honey, and "faces pale with fear"? If you're Homer--one of the most influential poets in human history--that color is green. And the sea is "wine-dark," just like oxen...though sheep are violet. Which all sounds...well, really off. Producer Tim Howard introduces us to linguist Guy Deutscher, ...
Friday, March 09, 2012
Elaine Pagels, professor of religion at Princeton University and author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, examines the history and meaning of the Christian Bible's book of Revelation and its apocalyptic imagery.
EVENT: Elaine Pagels presents Revelations at the 86th and Lexington Ave Barnes & Noble on Thursday, March 22 at 7 P.M.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Curator Risa Levitt Kohn talks about “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times,” on view at Discovery Times Square. The exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, including one of the largest collections of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls displayed in North America, along with an actual three-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall. It also includes the Ten Commandments Scroll, which will be on display for two weeks in December. The exhibition is on view at Discovery Times Square through April 15, 2012.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
James Martin, SJ, a lifelong Catholic, a Jesuit for over 20 years, and a priest for 10 years, reveals the humor in the Bible, and explains how joy, humor, and laughter help us to live more spiritual lives, understand ourselves and others better. In Between Heaven and Mirth Father Martin illustrates examples of healthy humor and purposeful levity in the stories of biblical heroes and heroines, and in the lives of the saints and the world’s great spiritual masters.
Thursday, November 24, 2011