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  1. Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition Sale

    Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

    Grant Hardy
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
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    Discover an often-overlooked, but equally important, side of human philosophy with Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition—a comprehensive survey of the East's most influential thinkers. In 36 lectures, award-winning Professor Grant Hardy introduces you to the people responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism,...
  2. Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life

    Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life

    Francis J. Ambrosio
    3.1 out of 5
    48% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    What is the meaning of life? Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life charts how this provocative question has been pursued through the ages by both religion and the Western philosophical tradition. Award-winning Professor Francis J. Ambrosio delivers a clear and usable framework for understanding the history of the human path to meaning. His main approach to this engaging topic is through a focus on two...
  3. Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (351)
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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...
  4. Great World Religions: Islam

    Great World Religions: Islam

    John L. Esposito
    3.3 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
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    How familiar are you with the world's second-largest and fastest-growing religion? Many people in the West know little about Islam and are familiar only with the actions of a minority of radical extremists. Great World Religions: Islam helps you better understand Islam as both a religion and a way of life. In these illuminating lectures, expert Islamic scholar and Professor John L. Esposito takes you through Islamic...
  5. Comparative Religion

    Comparative Religion

    Charles Kimball
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
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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....
  6. Why Evil Exists Sale

    Why Evil Exists

    Charles Mathewes
    4.4 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Why do humans do evil? Is evil a spiritual or a cosmic problem? Why, in the end, does evil exist? Discover the answer to these and other provocative questions in Why Evil Exists. Award-winning Professor Charles Mathewes offers you a richly rewarding encounter with dynamic inquiries into Western civilization's greatest thinking on this critical subject. Covering nearly 5,000 years of human history and invoking the...
  7. Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.8 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (92)
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    What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a person of Jewish faith, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, and a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time? Religions of the Axial Age offers a rare opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and transcendence. Professor Mark W. Muesse shows you the historical conditions in which the world...
  8. Great World Religions: Hinduism

    Great World Religions: Hinduism

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.1 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
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    Great World Religions: Hinduism provides you with an engaging window into the roots of a faith that is perhaps the most diverse of all, and which rejects the notion that there is one path to the divine. Over the course of Hinduism's 5,000-year journey, you'll explore the pantheon of Hindu gods and goddesses; the sacred writings in the Vedas, the Bhagavad-gita, and the Upanishads; the Aryan language of Sanskrit; and...
  9. Great World Religions: Buddhism

    Great World Religions: Buddhism

    Malcolm David Eckel
    4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In its 2,500-year history, Buddhism has expanded from a tiny religious community in northern India into a movement that now spans the globe. Buddhism is your opportunity to trace the history, principles, and evolution of a theology that is both familiar and foreign. These lectures are a historical survey of Buddhism, from its origin in India in the 6th century B.C.E. to its present status as a major world faith....
  10. Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Glenn S. Holland
    3.8 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    How did ancient people cope with the overwhelming mysteries of the universe? This course uses ancient texts and archaeological evidence to explore the religious cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world, from the earliest indications of human religious practices during prehistoric times to the conversion of the Roman Empire. You will learn about ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine, and more.
  11. Exploring the Roots of Religion Sale

    Exploring the Roots of Religion

    John R. Hale
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Experience the thrill of discovery and learn the sacred secrets behind Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, the Acropolis, and other mysterious ancient locales. In the 36 riveting lectures of Exploring the Roots of Religion, practicing archaeologist and award-winning Professor John R. Hale shows you how sacred buildings, complexes, tomb structures, artwork, and more have provided us with unparalleled knowledge about early...
  12. Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions Sale

    Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions

    Jay L. Garfield
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    What is the meaning of life? How do we find that meaning? To whom should we listen as we shape the path we will walk through the world? The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions is an invigorating way to begin or continue your pursuit of these and other questions. Professor Jay L. Garfield's 36 lectures offer you a rigorous and wide-ranging exploration of what various...
  13. Sacred Texts of the World

    Sacred Texts of the World

    Grant Hardy
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Throughout history, religious expression has been an essential human activity, deeply influencing the development of cultures and civilizations. With few exceptions, humanity’s religions are grounded in their sacred texts—foundational writings that crystallize the principles and vision of the faiths, forming the basis of belief and action. These are texts that people around the world live by and, at times, are...
  14. Buddhism

    Buddhism

    Malcolm David Eckel
    3.9 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In its 2,500-year history, Buddhism has expanded from a tiny religious community in northern India into a movement that now spans the globe. Buddhism is your opportunity to trace the history, principles, and evolution of a theology that is both familiar and foreign. In 24 revealing lectures, you survey the faith from its origins in the 6th century B.C.E. to its present status as a major world religion. Award-winning...
  15. The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience

    The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience

    Andrew Newberg
    3.2 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  16. Introduction to the Study of Religion

    Introduction to the Study of Religion

    Charles B. Jones
    4.5 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Whether one acts as an individual, a local community member, or part of a broader fellowship of believers, the approach to religion remains the same: viewing religion and religious life from the inside. What changes, however, when the approach to religion comes from the outside? How do scholars study the ways the religious experience is felt, shared, and communicated? How do they explain how this extraordinarily...
  17. Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

    Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

    Mark Berkson
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
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    Death is the horizon against which our lives unfold. Knowledge of mortality has inspired much of human activity—religion, philosophy, the arts, and science have all been driven by our understanding of death. Many cultures have learned to see death as a window into the meaning of life. Embark on an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life’s only certainty with this modern memento mori.
  18. Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know

    Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know

    Mark Berkson
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    When does the Jewish Sabbath begin? Who are Vishnu and Shiva? What are Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths? What are the Five Pillars of Islam? Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know is your chance to experience the breadth and depth of the world’s religions from all angles—historical, theological, and cultural. Over the course of 24 engaging lectures, award-winning Professor...
  19. God and Mankind: Comparative Religions

    God and Mankind: Comparative Religions

    Robert Oden
    3.8 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
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    Why are we here? What is your purpose in life? What happens after death? How do the major world religions answer these seemingly unanswerable questions? God and Mankind: Comparative Religions by Professor Robert Oden is an ideal starting point for considering how religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism address these and other questions. These lectures approach religious belief and ritual as...
  20. Introduction to the Qur'an

    Introduction to the Qur'an

    Martyn Oliver
    4.7 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Despite the fact that nearly 25 percent of the world’s population is Muslim, misinformation and ignorance about Islam and its place in the world continue to thrive, and the result has been a great deal of conflict and confusion. Often, much of what is misunderstood about Islam is the result of a lack of information—and some dangerous and prolific myths. To combat these myths and to appreciate the complexity of...