Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden...Noah and the Flood...God's call to Abraham...Joseph in exile in Egypt. The stories found in the Book of Genesis captured our ancestors' imaginations more than three thousand years ago - and they hold us today. What explains their power and endurance?
To millions of people they are more than stories. They are sacred texts, sanctified over time by so many communities of faith that they resonate with a power and knowledge beyond our own. They also challenge for these stories do not all have happy endings.
In this unique 10-part series, Bill Moyers has gathered biblical scholars, writers, artists, psychotherapists, composers and lawyers together in conversation that is lively, intelligent, generous, illuminating and exciting as it probes what the Genesis stories say to us today. The programs also feature dramatic readings from Genesis by actors Mandy Patinkin and Alfre Woodard.