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Elaine Pagels explores why humans rely on religious belief

Clip: 12/26/2018 | 7m 57s

Why do people have faith in what they cannot see? Author Elaine Pagels explores the concept of religious belief, and shares her own experience with finding faith in the face of tragedy, in her new book, “Why Religion?” Jeffrey Brown caught up with Pagels at this year’s Miami Book Fair.

Aired: 12/26/18

Rating: NR

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