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Altars Of The World: The Eastern and Western Religions (1977)
Director: Lew Ayres
Category: Documentary
Studio: Wellspring
155 mins



The Basic Beliefs of the World's Greatest Religions

Lew Ayres' (All Quiet on the Western Front) Altars of the World provides a fascinating tapestry of culture, history and ritual which reveals the common pattern of devotion and brotherhood among many of the world's religions. Through the ages, these religions have been sources of inspiration and solace as well as the focal point of some of humanity's darkest episosdes.

The Eastern Religions
Journey through the lands of the Middle and Far East where m any of the world's most influential religions emerged - from the Buddhists' eternal quest for Nirvana and the universal truths of Hinduism to the ancient faith of Zoroastrianism, believed to be history's first monotheistic religion.

The Western Religion
The line between history and religion blurs as the layers of time are peeled back, revealing the origins and docrtrine of the Western World's three largest faiths 0 the epic history and ancient rituals of Judaism, the solemn practices of Christianity and the oft-misunderstood Islamic religion and their peace loving devotion to Allah.