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  • 2006
    • Faith & Reason: Colin McGinn & Mary Gordon
      6/29/06
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      How can two creative minds reason their way to such different conclusions about faith? Two provocative authors Mary Gordon and Colin McGinn bring their views on religion to Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason. Gordon, the well-known American writer, brings her viewpoint as a Christian. McGinn, a philosopher, talks about his own journey from belief to disbelief.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Jeanette Winterson & Will Power
      Jeanette Winterson and hip-hop playwright Will Power turn the ancient myths into modern-day parables. "The people who do achieve great things, are also people who have fatal flaws," says Winterson. "Do we have the power to rule our own destiny, or are we destined to make the same mistakes as our foremothers and our forefathers?" asks Power.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: David Grossman & Anne Provoost
      Belgian writer Anne Provoost is the author of a series of provocative novels that examine topics as varied as right-wing extremism, sexual abuse, and God through the eyes of young protagonists. David Grossman is an Israeli novelist, essayist and playwright who has written extensively on Israeli-Palestinian relations and youth, adolescence, and adulthood in modern Israeli society.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Richard Rodriguez & Sir John Houghton
      Acclaimed journalist and essayist Richard Rodriguez writes about the intersection of his personal life and vexing cultural and political problems facing America. Widely recognized as one of the world's preeminent climatologists, Sir John Houghton has become as well-known for his theories on the compatibility of science and religious faith as his scientific achievements.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Salman Rushdie
      7/22/06
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      Bill Moyers' conversation with Salman Rushdie illuminates the importance of the freedom of belief in what some are calling an era of intolerance. Rushdie, who was forced underground when his controversial novel The Satanic Verses resulted in death threats and a fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini, discusses his work, his craft, and his perspective on the fear, violence and intolerance that grip our times.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Margaret Atwood & Martin Amis
      Margaret Atwood is one of Canada's most successful and prolific contemporary writers. Noted for her stylistic precision, caustic humor, and feminist concerns, Atwood has published more than 40 books. Martin Amis has produced a slew of sharp-witted, highly stylized novels that have marked him as one of the most original and influential voices in contemporary British literature.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Pema Chodron
      8/3/06
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      Why does an ancient Eastern spiritual practice appeal to workaholic, frenetic, emailing, fast-talking, fast-typing, and overly stressed Americans? Pema Chodron, whose teachings and writings on meditation have helped make Buddhism accessible to a broad Western audience, talks about how her own spiritual search led her to becoming a Buddhist nun.
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