Each of the founders lived in an era and
place of social and spiritual turmoil, an age and situation having
much in common with ours today.
Religions can be investigated in many
ways—through their doctrines, their rites, the testimonies and
lives of their adherents, and through the extent and pattern of
way is to look at the lives and accomplishments of their founders.
This five-part series, Fathers of Faith, will do just that,
examining five of the world's major religions by focusing on the
lives of Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad.
Each lived in an era and place of
social and spiritual turmoil, times much in common with ours today.
Each sought reform and attempted to change at least some aspect of
the society as he found it.
The preeminent contributors to this
collection discuss the life and times of these visionary figures and
explore why the central insights of these men have endured and
continue to profoundly influence human society to the present day.