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Closer to Truth

Pantheism: Is The World God? (#1105)

Is our search for God too narrow? Why do some philosophers espouse Pantheism? Pantheism's claim is not shy-God is Everything and Everything is God. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Closer To Truth is the definitive series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God, a global journey in search of the vital ideas of existence. It is the most complete, compelling, and accessible series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God ever produced for television. Closer To Truth explores fundamental issues of universe, brain/mind, religion, meaning and purpose through intimate, candid conversations with leading scientists, philosophers, scholars, theologians and creative thinkers of all kinds. The shows are a rich visual experience, shot entirely on location in high definition with multiple cameras generating film-like production values. The visual lushness of the high definition, on-location productions, combined with the intriguing titles of the shows, builds audiences already interested in such perennial topics. Each 30-minute episode features four to seven of the world's foremost thinkers. The series as a whole features 128 such authorities in what we believe to be the most comprehensive and definitive treatment of these topics ever presented in visual or electronic media.

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  • Big Questions In Free Will Part I (#1410)

    What is free will? Do we have free will? The 'Big Questions in Free Will' project tackles these issues in a multi-year study. In Part I, Scientists and philosophers research, test, and advance... [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Big Questions In Free Will Part II (#1411)

    How we think about free will affects how we live our lives and structure our societies. In Part II of our following the multi-year 'Big Questions in Free Will' project, experts discuss the... [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Can Free Will Survive God's Fore-Knowledge (#1412)

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  • How Can God Not Be Free? (#1413)

    Does God have real choices? Or is God bound tightly by God's own nature? Can God do absolutely everything? Can God be 'brave'? Can God 'improve'? For God to be God, how can God be constrained all? [29 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Can The Mind Heal The Body? (#1401)

    Stress triggers sickness, shortens life. Tranquility promotes wellness, lengthens life. How we think affects how we feel. Psychosomatic medicine is modern medicine. But what works, and what doesn't?... [29 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Is God Responsible for Evil? (#1402)

    How on earth could God be reconciled with massive, monstrous Evil? If God is all-powerful and all-knowing, and if God is the creator, wouldn't God be responsible for evil? [29 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • What Is Information? (#1403)

    Information is all the rage in science, changing how we think about fundamental questions. Information has many descriptions, some of them surprising. Why is Information so important to... [29 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Can Design Point to God? (#1404)

    To argue for God, the easy way appears to be 'design', the obvious order and apparent purpose of the world. How could all of this be if there were no God? Quite easily, says science. What's the deep... [29 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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