Bishop Griswold

June 14, 2000

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal church joins Diane for an hour of conversation about the top issues facing the church today and how he sees religious ideas and spirituality evolving in American society and culture.

Martha Sherrill: "The Buddha from Brooklyn" (Random House)

May 31, 2000

Investigative journalist Martha Sherrill tells the true story of an American woman who was recognized as a reincarnated Tibetan lama and founded a Buddhist center in suburban Maryland. She'll also talk about the experiences -- both...

Robin Griffith-Jones: "The Four Witnesses" (Harper San Francisco)

April 17, 2000

In his new book, Robin Griffith-Jones focuses on Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the apostles who authored the gospels. He examines each man's life, and why their accounts of Jesus of Galilee are so different.

The Pope's Visit to the Holy Land

March 22, 2000

This week Pope John Paul II, the aging leader of the Roman Catholic Church, will visit the sites of many of the major events in the life of Jesus of Galilee. A panel talks about the religious, cultural, historical, and political...

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: "The Book of Jewish Values" (Bell Tower/Crown)

March 20, 2000

A conversation with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, whose book offers a year's worth of lessons in ethics, based on Jewish traditions and teachings. He talks with Diane about making these ancient examples relevant to our modern lives.

Bishop John Shelby Spong: "Here I Stand" (Harper San Francisco)

February 24, 2000

Bishop John Shelby Spong has long been a controversial figure within the Episcopal Church, as a supporter of the ordination of women and gays. In his memoir he explains the development of his concept of inclusive Christianity.

Cathleen Medwick: "Teresa of Avila" (Knopf)

January 6, 2000

Cathleen Medwick discusses "Teresa of Avila" (Knopf), her biography of one of the greatest reformers and mystics among the Catholic saints. While she is often considered a modern feminist icon, the book focuses on her role within...

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