It is the world's most widely read and revered book, regarded as the Word of God by the faithful and a fascinating historical document by scholars. But what are the facts behind the creation of this immortal text? Did Moses really write the Torah? What secrets does the oldest existing piece of the Bible reveal? And what hints of its genesis can the Dead Sea scrolls tell us? From ancient Qumran to Jerusalem and from Galilee to Egypt, the clues this unique inquiry uncovers will intrigue and inspire the faithful and scholarly alike!
Two-thousand-five-hundred years ago in northern India, Prince Siddhartha left his palace where he had spent twenty-nine years indulging in pleasures. He was determined to comprehend the nature of human suffering. After a grueling spiritual quest that lasted six years, he at last attained enlightenment meditating under a fig tree. He became the Buddha, the “awakened one,” and devoted the rest of his life to teaching the way to enlightenment that he himself had found, giving birth to one of the world’s great religions.
Philosophers, including Richard Rorty, Hilary Putnam, Richard Bernstein, Joseph Margolis, John E. Smith, and many others, discuss the very idea of “American Philosophy”, the origins of pragmatism, and the role of the philosopher in American life.
Pierre Henry Salfati's incisive documentary explores the origins and history of the Talmud, the fundamental text of rabbinic principals and wisdom, regarded as the most influential text on the everyday conduct of Jewish life. Through expert analysis and in-depth interviews, Salfati goes to great lengths to demystify this vast collection of philosophical commentary and debate, which has been called "the hidden face of the Torah."
Therapists are now encouraging people to relive the violent moments of their deaths in previous lives. Will they prove the case for reincarnation and reveal what brings those memories to the human mind? Do people pass through many lifetimes and can they bring back memories from having lived before?