I am privileged to be part of a panel discussion with a group of eminent UNC professors to accompany the world premiere of the National Geographic Channel six-part series, “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” (who is not God himself but has played God in the movies) taking place at UNC-Chapel Hill tomorrow evening. The announcement (and trailer) are below:
A world premiere and panel discussion of the National Geographic Channel six-part series, “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education on March 23.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the screening starts at 7:30 p.m. for the campus event.
The series will air on the National Geographic Channel beginning April 3.
“The Story of God will take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on the ultimate quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the questions in between.”
The on-campus screening will also feature a panel discussion with James Younger, producer of the series, as well as UNC faculty members/Ph.D. students:
- Jodi Magness (Early Judaism),
- Jason Staples (Early Christianity),
- Brendan Thornton (Religion in the Americas),
- Carl Ernst (Islam),
- Lauren Leve (Buddhism and Hinduism).
The event is hosted by the UNC department of religious studies and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies in partnership with “Different Drummer.”
– See more at: http://college.unc.edu/2016/03/18/the-story-of-god-premiere-screening-and-discussion-march-23/#sthash.wi5kFMGF.dpuf
Here’s the trailer: