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  1. Brilliant Moon (2011)

    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 56 minutes), £15.99

    This documentary takes a look at the life of spiritual writer and meditation teacher Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist who has helped teach the practice of meditation to the Dalai Lama, the royal...

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  2. Bible’s Buried Secrets, The (2011)

    Producer
    Emily Jarvis; Rob Cowling
    Subject
    Archaeology; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 150 minutes), £585.00

    Hebrew scholar Francesca Stavrakopoulou examines how recent archaeological discoveries are changing the way stories from The Bible are interpreted and how these, in turn, are forcing a re-assessment of the...

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  3. Evil and Suffering: A Religious Perspective DVD (2011)

    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 22 minutes), £44.00

    Featuring comment from eminent ethicists and professional journalists. The DVD chapters cover: the cause of suffering - natural and moral evil; the psychological effects of suffering; the problem of...

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  4. Big Silence, The (2011)

    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £9.99

    In this three hour programme, originall shown on BBC2, Abbot Christopher Jamison, a Benedictine monk, attempts to teach five ordinary people the value of silent meditation, so they can make it part of their...

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  5. Power of Forgiveness, The (2010)

    Director
    Martin Doblmeier
    Subject
    Mental Health and Counselling; Psychology; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 78 minutes), £21.00

    Over the last 20 years the topic of forgiveness has come into its own as an area of clinical and academic study. Researchers are now examining the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on...

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  6. Ajanta Caves - The History and the Mystery (2010)

    Subject
    Archaeology; Art; History; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 56 minutes), $19.99

    The Buddhist Caves of Ajanta, located in Maharashtra, India, were built between 200BC to 600AD almost 300 years after the death of The Buddha. Listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the caves and their...

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  7. Brit Muslim: A Community Profile (2010)

    Director
    Reza Shirazi
    Producer
    Susan Noori; Reza Shirazi
    Subject
    Religious studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 77 minutes), £14.99

    The film gives an insight into the life of two million British Muslims, challenging the important issues of identity and Britishness, and examining the contribution made by Muslims to British society. The...

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  8. Debate: Is Religion a Force for Good in the World? (2010)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 106 minutes), $29.95

    Video recording of a live debate held in Toronto on 26 November 2010. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and author Christopher Hitchens debated the resolution: "be it resolved, religion is a force for...

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  9. Defamation (2010)

    Director
    Yoav Shamir
    Subject
    Law; Politics & government; Religious studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 91 minutes), £4.99

    Yoav Shamir’s film essay, described by the filmmaker himself as a ‘personal journey’, shows Shamir visiting the USA to discover what anti-Semitism - which he claims never to have experienced - is all...

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  10. Bridgemakers (2010)

    Subject
    Religious studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 30 minutes), £10.00

    This short programme describes the work of Oxford Bridgemakers, a voluntary group, consisting of families or couples from different communities who meet each other in their own homes and share a simple...

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