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Art of Faith

All Episodes 2008 - 2010

  • Ended
  • BBC HD
  • 2008-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 6 hours, 0 mins
  • Documentary
Art of Faith is a visually sumptuous series filmed in High Definition exploring the architecture and art of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The three hour-long films, presented and narrated by the broadcaster John McCarthy, visit many of the greatest and most significant religious buildings of the world.

6 episodes

1x01 Islam

  • Series Premiere

    2008-06-15T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Islam includes the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, mosques in Kairouan and Cordoba, both the Haghia Sophia church and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Taj Mahal at Agra and the madrassas of Samarkand.

1x02 Judaism

  • 2008-06-22T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Judaism visits one of the earliest synagogues on the mountain fort of Masada, the Gothic Old-New Synagogue in Prague and nineteenth-century houses of worship in Budapest, Liverpool and New York, as well as Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Beth Sholom near Philadelphia.

1x03 Christianity

  • 2008-06-29T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Locations for Christianity include Saint Catherine's monastery at the foot of Mt Sinai, San Vitale in Ravenna, the cathedrals of Durham and Chartres, St Peter's Basilica, and the beautiful chapel decorated by Henri Matisse in Vence, France.

2x01 Hinduism

  • Season Premiere

    2010-10-17T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

John McCarthy explores the art and architecture of the Asian religions, beginning in India with the colouful erotic carvings at the vibrant Meenakshi temple

2x02 Buddhism

  • 2010-10-24T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Journalist John McCarthy travels through India, China, Cambodia and Japan, exploring the magnificent architecture and art which embodies their people's devotion to Buddhism.

2x03 Daoism and Shinto

  • 2010-10-31T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

John McCarthy investigates the art of Daoism and Shinto, visiting the top of Mount Tai in China and the intriguing orange gates littering the hillside in Kyoto, Japan.