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Old 12th May 2007, 10:17 PM   #1
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History of Disbelief, Doubt

There is a 3-hour 3-part BBC series "A Brief History of Disbelief" which is being broadcast by some PBS stations. It seems that not all have procured it yet and this post is to encourage people to contact their local PBS station if it isn't already planning to show the series.

See the following for more info and a calendar of broadcasts:
ref: http://www.abriefhistoryofdisbelief.org/

If you have the appropriate connections, the parts can be viewed via the internet here:
  1. http://www.veoh.com/videos/v290167nBNFCMmq
  2. http://www.veoh.com/videos/v290939G3cdaPWh
  3. http://www.veoh.com/videos/v2901107jearSnF
Separately, on the public radio program "Speaking of Faith" ...
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Poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht says that as a scholar she always noticed the "shadow history" of doubt out of the corner of her eye. She shows how non-belief, skepticism, and doubt have paralleled and at times shaped the world's great religious and secular belief systems. She suggests that only in modern time has doubt been narrowly equated with a complete rejection of faith, or a broader sense of mystery.
Listen at http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.o...bt/index.shtml
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Additional material not used in the series:
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