God in America: How Religious Liberty Shaped America DVD

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God in America, is a presentation of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and FRONTLINE, and explores the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States. The six-hour series interweaves documentary footage, historical dramatization, and interviews with religious historians. God in America examines the potent and complex interaction between religion and democracy, the origins of the American concept of religious ... More
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God in America, is a presentation of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and FRONTLINE, and explores the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States. The six-hour series interweaves documentary footage, historical dramatization, and interviews with religious historians.

God in America examines the potent and complex interaction between religion and democracy, the origins of the American concept of religious liberty, and the controversial evolution of that ideal in the nation's courts and political arena. The series considers the role religious ideas andinstitutions have played in social reform movements from abolition to civil rights, examining the impact of religious faith on conflicts from the American Revolution to the Cold War, and how guarantees of religious freedom created a competitive American religious marketplace. It also explores the intersection of political struggle and spiritual experience in the lives of key American historical figures including Franciscan Friars and the Pueblo leader Po'pay, Puritan leader John Winthrop and dissident Anne Hutchinson, Catholic Bishop John Hughes, abolitionist FrederickDouglass, Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, reform Rabbi Isaac Meyer Wise, Scopes trial combatants William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, evangelist Billy Graham, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Moral Majority's Jerry Falwell.

The American story cannot be fully understood without understanding the country's religious history,"" says series executive producer Michael Sullivan. ""By examining that history, God in America will offer viewers a fresh, revealing, and challenging portrait of the country.""

Episodes (2 hours each) include -
A New Adam/ A New Eden
A Nation Reborn/ A New Light
Soul of a Nation/ Of God and Caesar

Extras include -
Video:
Behind the Scenes: Frederick Douglass
Behind the Scenes: Abraham Lincoln

PDF Outreach Materials:
Study Guide PDF
Sacred Spaces Guides (9)
Viewing Party Toolkit

Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired

Producer: Greg Barker, Sarah Colt
Production Year: 2010
Copyright Year: 2010
Director: David Belton
Narrator: Sarah Colt, Campbell Scott, Greg Barker
Discs: 3
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: Y
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

55 Reviews
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Mark
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4.0 star rating
07/11/22
God in America
Review by Mark on 07/11/22 review stating God in America
I have found it to be both educational and interesting also.
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Raymond
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5.0 star rating
07/26/21
This dvd was very well
Review by Raymond on 07/26/21 review stating This dvd was very well
This dvd was very well done. For people interested in American History this DVD is a must.
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Woody
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Important History of Religion in America
Review by Woody on 07/17/20 review stating Important History of Religion in America
Good historical review of religion. Great to balance the secular humanism so prevalent today
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Jin
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
God In America
Review by Jin on 07/17/20 review stating God In America
A very informative, yet, a precise history with beautiful, natural settings. I enjoyed the DVDs very much and would recommend their purchase to others.
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Upgray D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
God in America
Review by Upgray D. on 07/17/20 review stating God in America
Wonderful Dvd, had the podcast but wanted the documentary.
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Dar
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great overview
Review by Dar on 07/17/20 review stating Great overview
The first session was a little slow but the rest were so informative and interesting. We used it for our coffee conversation group at our church and everyone liked it.
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Patricia
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Insightful
Review by Patricia on 07/17/20 review stating Insightful
Insightful portrayal of how America was shaped by our religious beliefs. It helped me to better understand my journey .
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Gaiarose
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Timely and Informative
Review by Gaiarose on 07/17/20 review stating Timely and Informative
If only everyone in our country would watch this film, I think we would be a better nation for it. Understanding where we have come from can give us a better idea of where we are headed.
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Fighter
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Superb!!
Review by Fighter on 07/17/20 review stating Superb!!
Excellent insights. Should be mandatory viewing for all Christians.
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Barb
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07/17/20
This history is most important to know.
Review by Barb on 07/17/20 review stating This history is most important to know.
As an American-Canadian living in Canada I shall be presenting it to members of my Unitarian Congregation who enroll in a free Adult Religious Education program we will offer next winter. Some individuals are keen on comparing that history with the history of introduced religion in Canada.
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Clark O.
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07/17/20
Religious DNA of American Experience
Review by Clark O. on 07/17/20 review stating Religious DNA of American Experience
A revealing look at the the influence of religious ideas and experience in shaping American life and history. Presents broad,sweeping movements through representative persons and their contributions. While not a history of religion in American life,it is an incisive overview of the dynamic interactions among peoples, their environments and their religious sentiments and the way all these shaped key movements in American experience.
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Jen
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Powerful Video Series!!!!!
Review by Jen on 07/17/20 review stating Powerful Video Series!!!!!
A must watch for every person seeking, believing, or even questioning their faith. This video shares undeniable truths of what our nation was founded on and how it spread until today. We recommend this to any/all of our friends and were changed forever because of the history....that does not lie! Please watch!
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Grace
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great overview and perspective!
Review by Grace on 07/17/20 review stating Great overview and perspective!
This is an amazing piece, to see how the Protestant Reformation was reenacted here in America. The Spirituality is more moving than the politics.
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Egw
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07/17/20
ARE BELIEF IN GOD IS IN OUR HISTORY
Review by Egw on 07/17/20 review stating ARE BELIEF IN GOD IS IN OUR HISTORY
THIS IS A VERY THOUGHTFUL AND COMPLETE HISTORY. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING TO THE PRESENT WE SEE OURSELVES AS A CHOSEN PEOPLE. AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM, BUT AT LEAST I NOW KNOW THE HISTORY OF WHY WE ARE THE WAY WE ARE IN DOMESTIC POLITICS AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS. IT IS TRAGIC, BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS. THERE IS HOPE, BUT IT IS A BATTLE OVER THOSE WHO JUSTIFY ALL BY QUOTING THE BIBLE.
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Always L.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent overview
Review by Always L. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent overview
we enjoyed the attention to detail and found it to be VERY informative and unbiased!
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Down D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Which God?
Review by Down D. on 07/17/20 review stating Which God?
Here is a history of the tendency of mankind to create a god in its own image....America being a melting pot of other social structures, this program discusses just how far away from the true nature of the Creator American religions have come, and how convoluted worship based on personal bias and lack of knowledge has brought this country to its ultimate demise. I wonder what the Creator would write in its own defense.
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Mimi
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
good overview
Review by Mimi on 07/17/20 review stating good overview
Very interesting historical overview presented in a docu drama format that keeps your interest better than teaching company tapes.
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Barbara M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Appreciate the lack of bias.
Review by Barbara M. on 07/17/20 review stating Appreciate the lack of bias.
When I started watching this on TV I was so pleased to get an unbiased report of the history of religion in America. Knowing that I am not being told to believe one way or the other is so refreshing. I had to buy this for friends as well as for myself.
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Sketcher J.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great overview of subject
Review by Sketcher J. on 07/17/20 review stating Great overview of subject
Objective and worth your time. Good source for those who just want an overview.
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Dr. G.
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07/17/20
A good beginning on this topic.
Review by Dr. G. on 07/17/20 review stating A good beginning on this topic.
I wish there was more specfic imformation on the sources used to validate this topics approach and the background of the writiers, editors, and directors of these episodes for all of us have our biases.


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