Religion

Deepak Chopra: "The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire" (Harmony) (Rebroadcast)

November 28, 2003

Dr. Deepak Chopra continues his exploration of the physical and spiritual worlds with an examination of coincidences and the role they play in our lives.

Deepak Chopra: "The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire" (Harmony)

October 28, 2003

Dr. Deepak Chopra continues his exploration of the physical and spiritual worlds with an examination of coincidences and the role they play in our lives.

Akbar S. Ahmed: "Islam Under Siege" (Polity)

August 15, 2003

Author Akbar Ahmed examines the history and beliefs of Islam from both theological and anthropological perspectives, and explains why he believes dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims is so important in creating a global sense of...

Christine Wicker: "Lily Dale" (Harper San Francisco)

July 15, 2003

For more than 100 years, Lily Dale, New York, has been the annual meeting place for thousands of Spiritualists to gather and talk with the dead. Christine Wicker's new book tells the true story of the world's oldest and largest community...

Shanks & Witherington: "The Brother of Jesus" (Harper San Francisco)

April 14, 2003

Last year, news reports announced the discovery of an ancient limestone ossuary - or burial box - with an Aramaic inscription reading "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." Hershel Shanks and Ben Witherington III, experts on...

Donald Spoto: "Reluctant Saint" (Viking Compass) (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2002

Donald Spoto discusses his new biography of St. Francis of Assisi, one of Christianity's most beloved figures. The book's title reflects Francis' conflicted and humble attitude toward his role in the church.

Philip Jenkins: "The Next Christendom" (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2002

Europe has been the center of Christianity's power and culture for 2,000 years, but the demographics and geography of this world religion are changing rapidly, according to Pennsylvania State University professor Philip Jenkins. His book...

Harvey Rich: "In the Moment" (William Morrow)

December 13, 2002

The parties, presents and other excitements of this season come only once a year. Psychiatrist Harvey Rich talks about what he's learned about extending a spirit of celebration into everyday life.

Donald Spoto: "Reluctant Saint" (Viking Compass)

December 3, 2002

Donald Spoto discusses his new biography of St. Francis of Assisi, one of Christianity's most beloved figures. The book's title reflects Francis' conflicted and humble attitude toward his role in the church.

Garry Wills: "Why I Am a Catholic" (Houghton Mifflin)

July 29, 2002

Historian Garry Wills talks about both his very public criticisms of and his abiding commitment to the Roman Catholic Church.

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