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  1. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (229)
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    What exactly happened, such that Jesus came to be considered God? To ask this question is to delve into a fascinating, multilayered historical puzzle—one that offers a richly illuminating look into the origins of the Western worldview and the theological underpinnings of our civilization. In 24 provocative lectures, Professor Ehrman takes you deeply into the process by which the divinity of Jesus was first...
  2. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition Sale

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.3 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (148)
    Save up to $490.00 Starting at $84.95 $624.95 $84.95$624.95
    These lectures offer a coherent and beautifully articulated introduction to the great philosophic conversation of the ages. They cover an enormous range of seminal thinkers and perspectives, but always from the vantage point of the enduring questions: What can we know? How ought we to act? How should we order our life together? Dr. Robinson's lectures make the ideas of philosophy thrilling, passionate, human, and...
  3. Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    David B. Ruderman
    4.5 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (46)
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    God. Torah. Israel. These three concepts have been the focus of Jewish thought throughout history. The last four centuries have presented Jewish thinkers with increasingly difficult challenges. Through these lectures you will observe the time-honored intellectual tradition through which Judaism analyzes, rethinks, and reformulates itself.
  4. Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature Sale

    Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

    Daniel Breyer
    4.3 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (13)
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    In Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature, Professor Daniel Breyer takes you on a fascinating cross-cultural philosophical journey into many of the deepest and, indeed, darkest questions that plague our souls. By looking carefully into these darkest aspects of ourselves and the human suffering in our world, we can better understand ourselves and appreciate our deep desire for meaning and purpose in our lives.
  5. The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us Sale

    The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us

    Douglas O. Linder
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
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    No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles that have shaped it. In The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us, Professor Douglas O. Linder takes you back in time to revisit history’s most famous (and infamous) trials, including the Salem Witch Trials, the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the Nuremburg Trials, and the Trial of O. J. Simpson.
  6. Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    Thomas L. Pangle
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (149)
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    Enhance your understanding and appreciation of how our nation was founded in Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution. Professor Thomas L. Pangle reveals the viewpoints from both sides of the argument, and in the process provides you with deep insights into the political philosophies of some of our nation's greatest founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander...
  7. Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Sale

    Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
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    In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall’s themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you’ve read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative study of a once-mighty empire—and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph.
  8. Books That Matter: The Prince

    Books That Matter: The Prince

    William Landon
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (27)
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    What does it really mean to be Machiavellian? Books That Matter: The Prince delves into one of the great books of Western history, revealing the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views, his tumultuous relationship with Florentine politics, his reception by his contemporaries and by 20th-century scholars, and his lasting influence on everyone from William Shakespeare to Joseph Stalin.
  9. Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement Sale

    Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

    Ashton Nichols
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
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    In this course, Professor Ashton Nichols introduces us to two remarkable figures Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and a diverse group of intellectual activists, literary figures, and social reformers whose ideas, often considered radical at the time of the Civil War, would remake American society.
  10. The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History Sale

    The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

    J. Rufus Fears
    3.5 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (190)
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    Join storyteller and award-winning Professor J. Rufus Fears as he presents what he considers to be the 36 defining moments in our past with The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History. This course is an intriguing tour of history, from the creation of the Code of Hammurabi to the opening battles of the American Revolution to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Using his impressive ability to draw...
  11. History of the Supreme Court

    History of the Supreme Court

    Peter Irons
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (113)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    The Supreme Court has defined the boundaries of our speech and actions since its first meeting in 1790, adding to our history books names such as Justices Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, and Warren Burger, and landmark trials including Roe v. Wade and Dred Scott v. John Sandford. You will have a front-row seat with Professor Peter Irons as you hear lawyers actually arguing before the Court, and examine the themes of...
  12. American Mind

    American Mind

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.3 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    America's distinct philosophy stems from a powerful body of thought that extends back to the first European settlers and that was enriched by later generations of American thinkers including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William James, and Martin Luther King Jr. Explore the immensely stimulating conversation that made the United States what it is today with The American Mind, 36 lectures that...
  13. Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation Sale

    Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Phillip Cary
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Save up to $215.00 Starting at $19.95 $254.95 $19.95$254.95
    This 24-lecture course explores Luther’s theology and the Reformation after he posted his famous 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. How did this late-medieval man launch the Protestant Reformation and help create the modern world? Is he hero or heretic, rebel or tormented soul? This course by Professor Phillip Cary of Eastern University will help you reach your own conclusions.
  14. Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Alan Charles Kors
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (130)
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Between 1600 and 1800, Europe was seized by an intellectual revolution that challenged previous ways of understanding and sparked radical changes in thought and life. Learn about the age of Newton, Descartes, Pascal, Locke, Rousseau, and more from one of world’s leading intellectual historians.
  15. Wisdom of History

    Wisdom of History

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (139)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    Professor J. Rufus Fears believes not only can we learn from history—we must. In this course, he draws on decades of experience as a world-renowned scholar and classical historian to examine the patterns of history. Ignoring them, by choice or because we've never learned to see them, is to risk becoming their prisoner, doomed to repeat the mistakes that have toppled leaders, nations, and empires throughout time.
  16. The Catholic Church: A History Sale

    The Catholic Church: A History

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (109)
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    Explore the vast and fascinating history of one of the most influential institutions in the world with The Catholic Church: A History. In 36 informative and engaging lectures, follow the development of this powerful religious force throughout the centuries and witness its ability to move armies, inspire saints, and shape the lives and spirits of its more than 1 billion members. With noted historian and Professor...
  17. Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Steven L. Goldman
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    In this course you will explore ideas that-when society has been willing to pursue them-have helped form the foundation of modern life. You'll discover there is no sharp distinction between ideas that are classified as scientific and those that are classified as philosophical or mathematical, or even between scientific ideas and political, religious, or aesthetic ideas. In each lecture, you also will examine the...
  18. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age Sale

    The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
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    It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of the crucial 500-year history of the Abbasid Empire. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by...
  19. Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights

    Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights

    John E. Finn
    4.4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    This course introduces students to a uniquely American invention: the written specification of individual liberties and rights that citizens possess, and has as its subject the relationship of law to the most fundamental questions about politics, morality, and human nature.
  20. Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    David Zarefsky
    4 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    Reasoning, tested by doubt, is argumentation. We do it, hear it, and judge it every day. We do it in our own minds, and we do it with others. What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? This is equally a course in argument and in reasoning. This course teaches how to reason. It teaches how to persuade others that what you think is right. And it teaches how to judge and answer the arguments of...