Living With The Gods Omnibus [living With The Gods]

Episodes

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Believing Together20181123

Neil MacGregor continues the omnibus editions of his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time.

In this programme he considers how the transience of a single life is woven into the longer time-span of the community as a whole - how one life meshes with many across the generations. He explores ceremonies of induction and initiation, as well as activities such as prayer and song that bind people together, and considers the role the community plays around the birth of a child.

Producer Paul Kobrak

Produced in partnership with the British Museum
Photograph (c) The Trustees of the British Museum.

Neil MacGregor on how the individual relates to the belief system of the wider community.

Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs around the world.

Harvest And Homage20181214

Neil MacGregor continues the omnibus editions of his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time.

In this programme he turns his attention to the repeating patterns of nature, the disruption of death, the inter-generational continuity of festivals and global faiths that adapt to meet local needs.

Producer Paul Kobrak

Produced in partnership with the British Museum
Photograph (c) The Trustees of the British Museum.

Neil MacGregor focuses on the patterns of nature, festivals and the disruption of death.

Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs around the world.

One God Or Many20181221

Neil MacGregor continues the omnibus editions of his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time.

In this programme he considers the societies that live with one God - and those that live with many. He explores the communities that share the world around them with the spirits that inhabit particular places. He also visits communities living not only with their own gods but with the gods of others.

Producer Paul Kobrak

The series is produced in partnership with the British Museum, with the assistance of Dr Christopher Harding, University of Edinburgh.
Photograph (c) The Trustees of the British Museum.

Neil MacGregor on societies that live with one God or many, or co-exist with local spirits

Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs around the world.

Our Place In The Pattern20181116

Neil MacGregor begins an omnibus edition of his celebrated series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities - around the world and across time.

Exploring how communities articulate their understanding of the cosmos and their place in it, the former Director of the British Museum focuses on the significance of the daily return of the sun; the cleansing nature of water; the purifying properties of fire - and the significance of a 40,000 year old carving in mammoth ivory of a lion-man.

Producer: Paul Kobrak

The series is produced in partnership with the British Museum
Photograph: (c) The Trustees of the British Museum.

Neil MacGregor explores how communities explain their place in the grand scheme of things

Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs around the world.

Powers Earthly And Divine20181228

Neil MacGregor concludes the omnibus editions of his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time.

In this final programme he considers how communities of faith can flourish in societies run by politicians, and explores the societies that reject faith altogether. He also looks at the dangers of politicians imposing one faith over another, and celebrates how we can live together.

Producer Paul Kobrak

The series is produced in partnership with the British Museum, with the assistance of Dr Christopher Harding, University of Edinburgh.
Photograph © The Trustees of the British Museum

Neil MacGregor considers how faith and politics co-exist - and how we live together

Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs around the world.

The Power Of Images20181207

Neil MacGregor continues the omnibus editions of his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time.

In this programme he focuses on images - how they are made, re-made and endlessly reproduced, how they can carry different meanings, and can change the way we behave. He also considers the spiritual communities who reject the image and focus instead on the word.

Producer Paul Kobrak

Produced in partnership with the British Museum
Photograph (c) The Trustees of the British Museum.

Neil MacGregor reflects on the role images play in the expression of shared beliefs.

Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs around the world.

Theatres Of Faith20181130

Neil MacGregor continues the omnibus editions of his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time.

In this programme he considers the importance that religious traditions attach to public rituals - where members of the community are both participants and spectators, helping to create spiritual and social cohesion. He explore the journeys of pilgrims, the ritual acts of offerings and sacrifice, and the creation of sacred buildings - through which societies articulate a view of the proper ordering of the world.

Producer Paul Kobrak

Produced in partnership with the British Museum
Photograph (c) The Trustees of the British Museum.

Neil MacGregor focuses on the public display of spiritual rituals.

Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs around the world.