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  1. Great Figures of the New Testament

    Great Figures of the New Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    4.4 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
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    Improve your biblical literacy and re-encounter the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. This is the promise of Professor Amy-Jill Levine's vivid portraits of the cast of characters in the New Testament. Perhaps the best part of this compelling lecture series on the New Testament's most colorful characters is that you will gain a feeling for why these individuals remain dynamic, summoning...
  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. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (265)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  4. Beginnings of Judaism

    Beginnings of Judaism

    Isaiah M. Gafni
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  5. The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation

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

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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...
  6. Comparative Religion

    Comparative Religion

    Charles Kimball
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (108)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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....
  7. Lives of Great Christians

    Lives of Great Christians

    William R. Cook
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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.
  8. From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.2 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (98)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The traditional form of Christianity we know today includes beliefs, practices, a canon of sacred scripture, and even its own stated history, but it emerged only after many years of transition and conflict—with Judaism and with what can now only be called the "lost Christianities." Professor Bart D. Ehrman takes you through Christianity's first centuries to examine its transition from the religion of Jesus to a...
  9. Understanding the New Testament

    Understanding the New Testament

    David Brakke
    4.6 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (40)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Join Professor David Brakke, an award-winning Professor of History at The Ohio State University, for Understanding the New Testament. In these 24 eye-opening lectures, he takes you behind the scenes to study not only the text of the New Testament, but also the authors and the world in which it was created.
  10. The Catholic Church: A History

    The Catholic Church: A History

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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...
  11. 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
    (80)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  12. Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

    Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

    Grant Hardy
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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,...
  13. Jesus and the Gospels

    Jesus and the Gospels

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.5 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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...
  14. 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
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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.
  15. Jesus and His Jewish Influences

    Jesus and His Jewish Influences

    Jodi Magness
    4.3 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (144)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  16. The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

    Molly Worthen
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch picks up where The Great Courses’ first history of Christianity left off: with the Protestant Reformation. Taught by Dr. Molly Worthen, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina, these 36 fascinating lectures trace the story of Christianity as it transformed from the end of the Middle Ages into the diverse global...
  17. Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Jason C. Bivins
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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.
  18. Great World Religions: Judaism

    Great World Religions: Judaism

    Isaiah M. Gafni
    4.2 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    What is the essence of Judaism? Is it the Ten Commandments? The teachings of the Hebrew Bible? Or something else entirely? Professor Isaiah M. Gafni of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem addresses these and other fundamental issues as he explores the ever-changing, 4,000-year saga of Judaism, one of the world's most ancient and influential religions. Throughout Great World Religions: Judaism, you study this faith as...
  19. Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Phillip Cary
    4.3 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (111)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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.
  20. History of Christian Theology Sale

    History of Christian Theology

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (104)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    Who was Jesus? Did his promise of salvation apply to everyone or only a few? How could one participate in that promise? Questions like these have long been at the heart of Christianity and have led to debate and division. In The History of Christian Theology, investigate the many responses that Christian believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over more than 2,000 years. Throughout these 36 illuminating...