Faith and Reason (2006)

Bill Moyers on Faith & ReasonIn the tradition of the landmark series Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, this series features provocative conversations with unique voices drawn from the group assembled at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York: Margaret Atwood, Mary Gordon, Richard Rodriguez, and others. During the course of seven hour-long weekly episodes, Moyers takes viewers on a rare journey deep into these writers’ work and their own experience to plumb new ways of thinking about the role of religion in shaping our world. The resulting conversations provide revelatory observation on the long-running argument between believers and disbelievers, and enlightening perspective on the fear, violence and intolerance that grip our times.  Reverent, irreverent, thoughtful and often humorous, these authors deliver fresh perspective that taps into an undercurrent in the national discussion and will resonate with the religious, the non-religious, and those in between.

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  • March 1, 2013 | Blog
    In this 2006 Moyers Moment, author Margaret Atwood, a self-described "strict agnostic," talks about the clear difference between atheism and agnosticism.
  • March 1, 2013 | Blog
    The novelist talks about his inner conflicts when it comes to his own agnosticism.
  • July 21, 2009 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    Acclaimed journalist and essayist, Richard Rodriguez discusses life, death and choosing the church. And preeminent climatologies Sir John Houghton on the compatability of faith and science.
  • August 4, 2006 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    Bill Moyers talks with author Pema Chodron about her spiritual journey.
  • July 28, 2006 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    Bill Moyers interviews authors Atwood and Amis about their views on religion and God for the PBS series Faith & Reason.
  • July 21, 2006 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    In a world where religion is poison to some and salvation to others, how do we live together? Is tolerance possible?
  • July 14, 2006 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    Author Anne Provoost discusses her latest book, the story of Noah and the ark during the Great Flood of Genesis.
  • July 14, 2006 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    Bill Moyers speaks with David Grossman about the Bible and his new book on the Biblical giant, Samson.
  • July 7, 2006 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    A writer and rapper contemplate if we have the power to rule our own destinies.
  • June 30, 2006 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    In this 'Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason," Bill chats with writer Mary Gordon about faith and Christianity. Watch the interview on PBS Video.
  • June 30, 2006 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    Philosopher Colin McGinn talks with Bill Moyers about politics, religion and atheism.
  • June 23, 2006 | Blog
    In this 2006 Moyers Moment, the atheist and author talks about the need to "broaden what we can understand and say, and therefore be."
  • June 23, 2006 | Faith and Reason (2006)
    Bill talks to writer Salman Rushdie about the politicization of religion and its implications for artists.