• November 17, 1996 | Genesis: A Living Conversation
    Seeking a descendant, Abraham takes Hagar as a wife, who conceives Ishmael — engendering jealousy, division and pain for everyone involved.
  • November 10, 1996 | Genesis: A Living Conversation
    When God chooses Abraham to found a dynasty, how does Abraham react? What does divine sanction mean, both for the chosen and the non-chosen?
  • November 3, 1996 | Genesis: A Living Conversation
    Bill Moyers speaks with biblical experts about Noah and the great flood.
  • October 22, 1996
    Bill Moyers leads a discussion with theologians and scholars on what it means to be created "in God’s image" and what the two creation accounts in Genesis suggest about the roles of the sexes.
  • October 16, 1996
    In this show, Bill Moyers explores the biblical tale of brother killing brother and the complex relationships among victim, perpetrator and judge.
  • April 23, 1996
    Author and professor Huston Smith on recognizing the vitality in all spiritual traditions, using his own remarkable explorations as an example.
  • April 16, 1996 | The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith
    The religious historian on Islamic conceptions of order, justice, mercy, and compassion.
  • April 9, 1996 | The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith
    The religious historian considers the "dense and palpable" spirit of Christianity and the intimate relationship between Jews and their God.
  • April 2, 1996 | The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith
    Confucius was no God, but his teachings were the invisible mortar holding together a society containing one quarter of the world's population.
  • March 26, 1996 | The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith
    The religious historian takes us from India to Tibet to Japan to explore two great religions — Hinduism and Buddhism.