Since the dawn of civilization, religions have expressed the concerns at the core of human existence: life's meaning and purpose, the significance of birth and death, moral commitments, the proper conduct of life...and much more.
These concerns define our self-understanding, though often with many doubts and uncertainties. Beyond the daily clutter and bustle and routine, religion transcends making a living to guide us in how we should live life.
In this series you'll learn about religious differences and also about their many similarities. It describes the beliefs, practices, and spiritual and moral commitment of the world's great religious traditions. It also examines each religion's scriptures, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society. Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler's List).