Documentary Film: "The Three Pillars" Film Review by Nicky

Documentary Film: "The Three Pillars"
Reviews the documentary film "Three Pillars: Confucius, Jesus, and Mohammed", which reveals the common philosophical and ethical threads of the founders of Confucianism, Christianity and Islam.
# 128073 | 840 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper explains that, by identifying the dominant figures in Confucianism, Christianity and Islam, the film "Three Pillars: Confucius, Jesus, and Mohammed" argues that these religions share experiential, ideological and social characteristics. The paper describes the historical progression from Confucianism as the touchstone to Christianity and Islam, both of which are based on Judaism, as led by these founders. The paper concludes that, in today's environment, the sharp philosophical divergence of these religions seems irreconcilable; however, this film demonstrates that the collective ambition of these founders was to seek peace and a common ground with their counterparts.

From the Paper:

"For all intents and purposes, the documentary is concerned with the work of prophets. The individuals represented, seen by some as divinity incarnate and by others still as spiritually inspired men, reflect a singular tradition that is concerned with providing ethical grounding to the difficult challenges of human existence. Whether concerned with government, family or personal moral hygiene, the purposefulness of a faith is found in the way that those beliefs are applied."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Films Media Group (FMG). (1998). Three Pillars: Confucius, Jesus and Mohammed. Films for the Humanities & Science.
  • Katz, J. (2001). The Prophet Mohammed. Eretz Yisroel.

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