must see (and read)
I have both read the book and watched the video and they are both great. Karen Armstrong, who wrote the book the video is based on, does a great job explaining the beginning developments of the three major western monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). The video focus on the part of the book and invites many of the top scholars and a very wide-ranging group of theologians to dicusss these important developments. The video is divided into three major uneven parts. The first part deals with Judaism, the second part deals with Christianity, and the third deals with Islam. Due to the fact that Christianity takes much of Judaism as its own, and islam takes parts of both Judaism and Christianity, the first part is the longest, and the third is the shortest. A must see (and read).