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The Long Search
Exploring Basic Beliefs of the World's Major Religions

The Long Search - Exploring Basic Beliefs of the World's Major Religions
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Protestant Spirit USA
In the 1100 churches of Indianapolis, we see bewildering multiplicity of Protestantism. Churches with the seating and styling of deluxe first-run theaters. Services conducted with the professionalism of television spectaculars.…
Hinduism: 330 Million Gods
Traces the Indian religious experience in two highly contrasting locations: the bustling city of Benares where millions come to bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges, and the small…
Footprint of the Buddha-India
To Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and India to discover the type of Buddhism practiced throughout southeast Asia. Among those we meet are Buddhist monks-including one American, school children, novices and housewives.…
Catholicism: Rome, Leeds and the Desert
Catholicism, especially since Vatican II, has undergone many changes. In this episode filmed in Rome, Spain and England, we discover the diversity and the unity of the religious experience labeled…
Islam: There is no God but God
It is said in Islam that every child is born Muslim by nature: he has the belief in his heart of one God. Over 400 million people profess Islam, and…
Orthodox Christianity: The Rumanian Solution
The Orthodox churches in Eastern Europe seem to be bound to the Communist states in essentially loveless marriages, except in Rumania. The Rumanian Orthodox Church is still seen as an…
Judaism: The Chosen People
What is it that makes a Jew a Jew? In New York, Elie Wiesel, author and survivor of the concentration camps, tries to define it. In London, Nobert Brainin and…
Religion In Indonesia: The Way of the Ancestors
There are almost 200 million people scattered across the world who belong to tribal religions that are local, exclusive and frequently animist - i.e., they believe that inanimate objects and…
Buddhism: The Buddhism: The Land of the Disappearing Buddha-Japan
If the Buddha of India met the Buddha of Japan, would they recognize each other? To find out, this program talks to the staff in a Tokyo restaurant who keep…
African Religions: Zulu Zion
The Zulu Independent Churches in South Africa. When Christian missionaries took the Gospel to Africa they also tried to suppress African religion and subvert African culture with their own. But…
Taoism: A Question of Balance-China
In our search for Chinese religious experience, we go to Taiwan. A whole pantheon of gods both local and imported from the mainland are worshipped in thousands of Buddhist and…
Alternative Lifestyles in California: West Meets East
The spiritual impulse of the time steps beyond the boundaries of religious tradition - so wrote Theodore Roszak, spokesman for the counter-culture, who is Ronald Eyre's guide to the new…
Reflections on the Long Search
In this episode Ronald Eyre asks himself some questions. It is not a film in which he hands out diplomas to believers of the religion that pleased him best. The…

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