The Glory and the Power: Fundamentalism Observed

The Glory and the Power reveals the stories of individuals who live with a disciplined sense of religious piety.


The film documents parts of a five-year worldwide study of religious fundamentalism conducted by a team of international scholars in Israel, Egypt, and South Carolina. Watch, and draw your own conclusions.


The Glory and the Power: Fundamentalism Observed is a documentary series focusing on the strategic and growing force of religious fundamentalisms worldwide. Broadcast as three one-hour television specials on PBS and five NPR radio programs. Produced by the William Benton Broadcast Project of The University of Chicago in Association with the BBC and with WETA-TV and WETA-FM, Washington D.C.