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Hinduism and Buddhism

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A BILL MOYERS SPECIAL
FILMS FOR THE HUMANITIES
AND SCIENCES
1996. 58 MINUTES

Hinduism and Buddhism, the first part of Bill Moyers’ conversations with Huston Smith in The Wisdom of Faith series, is not a systematic introduction to these two religions. Those teachers who eagerly watch it as a potential replacement for The Long Search series (which, filmed in the ’70s, is getting a bit long in the tooth) will be disappointed. Rather, this film is largely about Huston Smith himself, and especially his memorable experiences about his own journey of discovery of the world’s religions. Viewed in that light, this film can be a valuable adjunct film for those students already somewhat familiar with Hinduism and Buddhism, particularly those students who are reading Smith’s The World’s Religions.

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