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Mary Gordon

Author: Bill D Moyers; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], ©2006.
Series: Faith and reason (New York, N.Y.); Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During her spiritually charged Catholic childhood, Mary Gordon became fixated on the idea of martyrdom-and vestiges of that obsession remain in her life and work. Bill Moyers talks with the author of Final Payments, The Company of Women, and Pearl about the concept of martyrdom and its connection to rage and despair. Gordon also explores the negative implications of what she sees as two converging influences in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Affairs Television (Firm), 2006
Named Person: Bill D Moyers; Bill D Moyers
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill D Moyers; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Affairs Television (Firm)
OCLC Number: 709672176
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 07, 2006.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 11 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (33 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Bill Moyers Introduces Mary Gordon (2:25) --
A Christian Embraces Non-Believers (2:54) --
Spiritual Dangers: Fundamentalism and Consumerism (1:26) --
The Stink of American Popular Culture (6:08) --
Martyrdom and a Sense of Mission (6:39) --
An Innate Desire for God (1:31) --
Faith and Reason in "The Brothers Karamazov" (2:54) --
The Problem of Jesus (2:42) --
A Personal Expression of Faith (3:12).
Series Title: Faith and reason (New York, N.Y.); Films on Demand.
Responsibility: Public Affairs Television (Firm).

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During her spiritually charged Catholic childhood, Mary Gordon became fixated on the idea of martyrdom-and vestiges of that obsession remain in her life and work. Bill Moyers talks with the author of Final Payments, The Company of Women, and Pearl about the concept of martyrdom and its connection to rage and despair. Gordon also explores the negative implications of what she sees as two converging influences in modern society: fundamentalism and consumerism.

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