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  1. What is Buddhism? (1998 Video)

    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 60 min., 1999 sale: £12.99 (inclusive)

    An introduction to Buddhism, showing the diversity of its eastern forms and its expression in the modern West. Relates key stories from the life of the Buddha, considers central Buddhist ideas and practices...

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  2. God Debate, The (2010)

    Subject
    Politics & government; Religious studies

    Professor Terry Eagleton’s Gifford Lecture - The God Debate was recorded on 1 March, 2010 at the Playfair Library Hall, the University of Edinburgh. In his lecture, Professor Eagleton asks "Why has God...

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  3. Churches: How to Read Them (2010)

    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL), £19.99

    Author Richard Taylor examines how the imagery, symbols and architecture of Britain’s churches have inspired, moved and enraged people down the centuries.

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  4. Inside the Koran (2009)

    aka: Qur’An, The

    Director
    Antony Thomas
    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 94 minutes), $24.95

    Feature-length documentary from director Antony Thomas, attempting to analyse and demystify what the central religious text of Islam says about issues such as equality, punishment, peace, faith and suicide...

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  5. Jennifer (2015)

    Director
    Nina Danino
    Subject
    Film studies; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 66 minutes), £50.00

    A documentary about one day in the life of an enclosed Carmelite nun. The film, which took seven years to make, invites the audience into the world of a cloistered community that live out an ideal of work...

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  6. Mike Marshall’s Daily Controversy: Is It Possible to Be a Scientist and Religious? (2006)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Religious studies; Science

    Video recording of a debate held at the BA Festival of Science 2006 in which Michael Marshall asks whether it is possible to be a scientist and religious? He was joined by Dr Denis Alexander and Professor...

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  7. Semana Santa: The Holy Week in Patamban (1992 Video)

    Director
    Beate Engelbrecht
    Subject
    Anthropology; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 130 min., 1995 sale: DM390 (+p&p)

    Filmed in Purhépecha, Michoacán, Mexico. As in a passion play the villagers celebrate Holy Week, acting efffigies as well as certain people. Catholic liturgy and folk religion are combined in the ritual...

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  8. Looking for Hinduism in Calcutta (1997 Video)

    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 29 min., 1999 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Examines various forms of Hinduism in Calcutta and raises fundamental questions about how the term ‘religion’ is used and about the legitimacy of applying this Western concept to the realities of other...

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  9. Tripikata Koreana (1999 Video)

    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 55 min., 1999 sale: £14.99 (inclusive)

    Explores the the Tripitaka Koreana, the only remaining complete collection of Buddhist scriptures, explaining how and why it was made, and how the work was carried out, with detailed study and analysis of...

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  10. Passion, The (2008)

    Director
    Michael Offer
    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £6.99

    It’s the start of Passover week. In the next few days thousands of pilgrims will pour into Jerusalem to celebrate the most important festival in their religious calendar. For their Roman masters, led by...

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