|A quote from the mythologist Joseph Campbell provides a clue to the series title – "The ultimate mystery of being is beyond all categories of thought."|
THEOLOGY, a ten-part series of half-hour programs, explores the notion that the
guiding mythologies of modern civilization are undergoing a metamorphosis of historic
significance. Throughout this series, noted theologians and scholars reflect
upon the specific challenges of our time, addressing the roots of contemporary
culture wars and global environmental crises. The series concentrates upon
the emergence of viable worldviews that integrate scientific inquiry and spiritual
insights while acknowledging the value associated with the preservation of religious
diversity. "What Would Jesus Do?", was produced as an adjunct program
to this series. |
BEYOND THEOLOGY is being produced for broadcast on public television stations across the United States in the Fall of 2007. It will also be distributed to these stations via satellite by American Public Television (APT).
This series is being produced for all those who are seeking, studying and striving to understand the various dimensions of religion and spirituality in the modern world. College students and young adults will find the programs helpful as they attempt to chart their course through a changing cultural landscape, seeking guidance and inspiration for personal growth and career development. Older adults and inquisitive senior citizens will also find substantial food for thought as they reflect upon the nature of the changes they have encountered in their lives. Those engaged in efforts to find common ground among the diverse faith traditions and to explore opportunities for dialogue between them will also find these programs to be of value.
|Series production of "Beyond Theology" is provided by the Shumaker Family Foundation of Olathe, Kansas -- promoting social and environmental justice, education, spirituality and the arts. For more information on the foundation and their other projects, visit the website at www.shumakerfamilyfoundation.net.|
|For 45 years, American Public Television (APT) has been a prime source of programming for the nation's public television stations. APT distributes more than 300 new program titles per year and has 10,000 hours of programming in its library. It is responsible for many public television milestones including the first HD series and the 2006 launch of the Create channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. APT is known for its leadership in identifying innovative, worthwhile and viewer-friendly programming. It has established a tradition of providing public television stations with program choices that strengthen and customize their schedules, such as JFK: Breaking the News, Battlefield Britain, Globe Trekker, Rick Steves' Europe, Great Museums, Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way, America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated, Broadway: The Golden Age, Lidia's Family Table, California Dreamin' - The Songs of The Mamas & the Papas, Rosemary and Thyme, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, The Big Comfy Couch, Monarchy With David Starkey, and other prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs and classic movies. For more information about APT's programs and services, visit APTonline.org.|