Philosophy & Religion


New! Symbolic Interactionism 19 min.

Looking at the theory of symbolic interactionism, this program provides a filmic synopsis of the theories of George Herbert Mead, Herbert Blumer, Charles Horton Cooley, and Irving Goffman. It also suggests a critique of this theoretical perspective in general.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Anti-Zionism Is the New Anti-Semitism: A Debate 83 min.

Anti-Semitism, or hostility to Jews, has pervaded many parts of the world to varying degrees for centuries. When attacks on Jews turned violent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, some Jews formed a movement, known as Zionism, to create a separate homeland for the Jewish people. After the Holocaust resulted in the murder of 6 million Jews during World War II (1939–45), Zionists founded the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

World Systems Theory 20 min.

World Systems Theory originated in the work of the late Immanuel Wallerstein, and before him, from the related theory of development: "Dependency Theory." This program discusses how these theories explain the inequality between richer and poorer nations, providing an important corrective to both classical development perspectives and Marxist ones. It traces the history of how the underdeveloped na...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Closer to the Divine 55 min.

From Angkor Wat in Cambodia to Al Aqsa in Jerusalem and the Shaolin Temple in China, see how our great places of worship are sites of powerful spiritual significance and human drama.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Earth's Sacred Wonders 180 min.

Many of the world’s best-known landmarks have been inspired by faith and today more worshippers than ever are flocking to these sacred places. For some, they’re sanctuaries for quiet contemplation. For others, they’re sites for astonishing acts of worship, dangerous challenges and extraordinary deeds of devotion. Discover what people do for faith in some of the most sacred places on Earth.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

House of the Divine 55 min.

Discover what people do for faith in some of the most stunning sacred places on Earth, from the Great Mosque of Djenné in Mali to Japan’s Nachi waterfall and the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Visions of the Divine 55 min.

From the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to Boudhanath stupa in Nepal, and Lalish in Iraq, discover what people do for faith in some of the most sacred places on Earth.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Ornament of the World 116 min.

This remarkable story from the past is especially timely today. Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this film retraces the 800-year period in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible, and what ultimately tore it apart.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Aristotle - A Philosopher for All Time 59 min.

Some scholars regardAristotle as the greatestphilosopherofall time. Without doubt he was an intellect of immense acuity and creative originality. He was a student of Plato at the Academy and the teacher of Alexander the Great at his own university, The Lyceum.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Holy Relics: The Quest 53 min.

For centuries, researchers, historians, and enthusiasts have been hunting relics—garments, wood, nails, even blood—as proof of the existence of Jesus Christ. This program combines archaeology, history, and mysticism to investigate the mysteries and controversies surrounding those relics. Tracing the paths of the most famous relics, the program questions the authenticity of these relics and what th...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019