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  1. Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (331)
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    Learn how to better live in harmony with the realities of the world and to feel more deeply connected to the whole of life with Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation. In these 24 lectures, award-winning Professor Mark W. Muesse gives you a clear and usable understanding of the essence of meditation and how to practice it. You'll learn the principles and techniques of sitting meditation; the related...
  2. New Testament

    New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    3.8 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (275)
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    Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings that the world has ever known. This course sheds the light of purely historical research on the New Testament—its form, the methods of its composition, its authors and their original audiences, and the larger historical context. Mindful of the limitations imposed by the available historical...
  3. Old Testament

    Old Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    3.8 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (245)
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    The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly understanding? These lectures by scripture expert Professor Amy-Jill Levine introduce you to the history, religion, and literature of ancient Israel as preserved in the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible. Professor Levine brings...
  4. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (221)
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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...
  5. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.3 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (147)
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    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...
  6. Historical Jesus Sale

    Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (133)
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    Worshiped around the globe by more than a billion people today, Jesus is undoubtedly the single most important figure in the story of Western civilization and one of the most significant in world history altogether. Yet, Jesus of Nazareth presents unique challenges to the historian, as Professor Bart D. Ehrman explains in this 24-lecture course on the search for the Jesus of history. Join him for an erudite survey...
  7. Holy Land Revealed Sale

    Holy Land Revealed

    Jodi Magness
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (152)
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    Comb through the rubble of an ancient citadel in the City of David, the contents of rock-cut tombs in the Kidron Valley, correspondence from caves in the Judaean desert, and other remains from one of the most important regions in the history of civilization. Delivered by archaeologist and award-winning Professor Jodi Magness, The Holy Land Revealed helps you relive and encounter life in the ancient Holy Land through...
  8. Comparative Religion Sale

    Comparative Religion

    Charles Kimball
    4.1 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
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    Explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues—including creation stories, concepts of the divine, and ultimate goals—in parallel and different ways. These thought-provoking lectures are your opportunity to understand how Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism answer the numerous questions with which all religions must contend....
  9. History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon Sale

    History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (127)
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    The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon offers you a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to key issues in the development of the New Testament. These include: its different kinds of books, the conditions in which they were composed, what they teach, who actually wrote them, and—perhaps most important of all—why and how some books and not others became part of the canon of scripture that...
  10. The Apocryphal Jesus Sale

    The Apocryphal Jesus

    David Brakke
    4.6 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
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    Much of what we know about Jesus today comes from apocryphal sources rather than the Bible. The Apocryphal Jesus is your chance to learn about the early Christian world from a variety of sources—many of which have been considered heretical. Over 24 revealing lectures, Professor Brakke explores the stories and ideas that shaped the foundations of early Christian thought—and continue to influence Christianity...
  11. Thinking about Religion and Violence Sale

    Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Jason C. Bivins
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
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    In Thinking about Religion and Violence, award-winning Professor Jason C. Bivins takes you on a global, 24-lecture investigation of the roots of religious violence that offers more informed ways of thinking about it. You’ll consider how faiths view concepts like human sacrifice and martyrdom; the ways religious violence can be directed toward specific races and genders; and concepts like heresy and demonology.
  12. Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis

    Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis

    Louis Markos
    4 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (171)
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    The Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis takes you through the unique and diverse legacy of one of Western literature's most beloved authors. These insightful lectures are delivered by award-winning Professor Louis Markos. Under his expert guidance, explore the wealth of moral lessons and spiritual allegories behind virtually the entire Lewis canon, from Mere Christianity to The Screwtape Letters/ to The Lion, The...
  13. Jesus and His Jewish Influences Sale

    Jesus and His Jewish Influences

    Jodi Magness
    4.3 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
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    Follow an acclaimed archaeologist to unearth the roots of Jesus’s actions and teachings within the traditions of early Judaism. This fascinating course approaches the subject from a historical, rather than scriptural, perspective; one rooted in ancient texts and archaeological discoveries. Discover hidden insights into how the tumultuous events of Jewish history shaped an individual whose legacy endures to this...
  14. The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation Sale

    The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
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    Christianity is the largest and most global religious tradition in history. For nearly 2,000 years, the Christian faith has remained at or near the center of Western moral debate and conceptions of human identity, just action, and ultimate meaning. It has both shaped history and responded to history, showing an extraordinary adaptability within greatly differing cultures. Its practice and influence appears in every...
  15. Introduction to Judaism Sale

    Introduction to Judaism

    Shai Cherry
    4.5 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
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    Judaism is far from simple, and as a religion, culture, and civilization, it has evolved in surprising ways. Professor Shai Cherry shows how, for all it has changed, Judaism has maintained unbroken ties to a foundation text, an ethnicity, a set of rituals and holidays, and a land. Join him for this enlightening 24-lecture course and discover Judaism’s remarkable history.
  16. 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
    (105)
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    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.
  17. Dead Sea Scrolls Sale

    Dead Sea Scrolls

    Gary A. Rendsburg
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    Save up to $195.00 Starting at $39.95 $254.95 $39.95$254.95
    Get a comprehensive, 24-lecture introduction to the unique series of archaeological documents that have irrevocably altered how we look at and understand the foundations of faith and religious practice. In The Dead Sea Scrolls, Professor Gary A. Rendsburg—a dedicated Dead Sea Scrolls scholar who has spent decades immersed in the study of this amazing find—tells you what the scrolls are and what they...
  18. Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

    Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

    David Brakke
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$269.95
    Gnosticism, one of the most fascinating phenomena in religious history, sparked ideologies that competed and conversed with other religions of the time, including Christianity. Follow Gnostic ideology and its impact on Western thought through the centuries, from its role in early religions and emergence in medieval spirituality to its remarkable traces in modern popular culture.
  19. Beginnings of Judaism Sale

    Beginnings of Judaism

    Isaiah M. Gafni
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (99)
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    The roots of Judaism reach back to the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament by Christians. For thousands of years, Jews have looked to these scriptures for their origins, and have located in them the tenets of their faith. However, much of what is recognized today as Judaism does not appear in the Bible. How did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has...
  20. Science and Religion

    Science and Religion

    Lawrence M. Principe
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (149)
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    Science and religion—two crucial forces that helped shape Western civilization and continue to interact in our daily lives. What is the nature of their relationship? When do they conflict? And how do they influence each other in their pursuits of knowledge and truth? Science and Religion, taught by award-winning Professor Lawrence M. Principe, answers these and other pointed questions about the historical sweep...