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  1. New Testament

    New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    3.9 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (279)
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    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...
  2. 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
    (336)
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    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...
  3. Old Testament

    Old Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    3.7 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (250)
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    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 Sale

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (228)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $29.95 $269.95 $29.95$269.95
    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. Holy Land Revealed Sale

    Holy Land Revealed

    Jodi Magness
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (163)
    Save up to $290.00 Starting at $54.95 $374.95 $54.95$374.95
    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...
  6. Historical Jesus Sale

    Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (136)
    Save up to $195.00 Starting at $24.95 $254.95 $24.95$254.95
    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. 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...
  8. The Apocryphal Jesus

    The Apocryphal Jesus

    David Brakke
    4.6 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$269.95
    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...
  9. Comparative Religion Sale

    Comparative Religion

    Charles Kimball
    4.1 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Save up to $214.95 Starting at $30.00 $254.95 $30.00$254.95
    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....
  10. Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century Sale

    Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    David B. Ruderman
    4.5 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
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    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.
  11. The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience Sale

    The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience

    Andrew Newberg
    3.2 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $24.95 $254.95 $24.95$254.95
    The religious impulse is so powerfully pervasive that neuroscience has posed a provocative question: Are our brains wired to worship? In The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience, award-winning scholar and practicing neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg, Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, offers you 24 riveting lectures that...
  12. 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
    (135)
    Save up to $210.00 Starting at $24.95 $269.95 $24.95$269.95
    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...
  13. Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis Sale

    Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis

    Louis Markos
    4 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (171)
    Save up to $59.95 Starting at $30.00 $89.95 $30.00$89.95
    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...
  14. Thinking about Religion and Violence Sale

    Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Jason C. Bivins
    4.3 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $29.95 $269.95 $29.95$269.95
    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.
  15. The World of Biblical Israel

    The World of Biblical Israel

    Cynthia R. Chapman
    4.4 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    We all have associations with the word “Israel.” But how did ancient Israel emerge? Who were the Israelites and where did they come from? What was it like to live in biblical Israel? In The World of Biblical Israel, journey through ancient Israel and be introduced to the world, the people, the challenges, and the triumphs of ancient Israel. In 24 captivating lectures, Professor Cynthia R. Chapman of...
  16. Lives of Great Christians Sale

    Lives of Great Christians

    William R. Cook
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Save up to $215.00 Starting at $19.95 $254.95 $19.95$254.95
    For many, Christianity is the daily effort to live one’s faith in every moment. This course introduces you to those who have done so over the centuries, those Professor William Cook calls "superstars of faith:" Francis and Clare of Assisi, Catherine and Bernardino of Siena, Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Wesley, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others.
  17. Beginnings of Judaism Sale

    Beginnings of Judaism

    Isaiah M. Gafni
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    Save up to $215.00 Starting at $19.95 $254.95 $19.95$254.95
    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...
  18. Jesus and the Gospels

    Jesus and the Gospels

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.5 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    Who was Jesus? Is it possible to shape a single picture from the various accounts of his life? Jesus and the Gospels examines the canonical Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John familiar to us from the New Testament, as well as the many other, apocryphal narratives and literary works that have contributed to our perceptions of Jesus, Mary, and Christianity. Award-winning Professor Luke Timothy Johnson designed...
  19. Introduction to Judaism Sale

    Introduction to Judaism

    Shai Cherry
    4.5 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
    Save up to $214.95 Starting at $40.00 $254.95 $40.00$254.95
    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.
  20. 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
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (128)
    Save up to $170.00 Starting at $14.95 $199.95 $14.95$199.95
    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...