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  1. Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation Sale

    Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (334)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    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...
  2. Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation

    Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation

    Craig R. Koester
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Enjoy an intellectual adventure like no other in this book-by-book look at the Bible from a literary perspective. From the stories of Moses to the gospel accounts of Jesus and the formation of the earliest Christian communities, these lectures empower you to engage with the Bible as a collection of richly meaningful texts filled with complex characters, dramatic conflicts, and inspirational wisdom.
  3. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (226)
    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. The Apocryphal Jesus

    The Apocryphal Jesus

    David Brakke
    4.6 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  5. Historical Jesus

    Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (135)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  6. Why Evil Exists

    Why Evil Exists

    Charles Mathewes
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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. Old Testament

    Old Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    3.7 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (246)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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...
  8. Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Discover new perspectives on the moral and spiritual precepts on which much of human civilization is built with Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Award-winning Professor Mark W. Muesse takes you deep inside the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures. He reveals their core teachings and sheds new light on the history that underlies their phenomenal, enduring impact on how we see and think about...
  9. History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    Brad S. Gregory
    4.6 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
    Explore a watershed period in history as you examine the people, ideas, and events that transformed Western Christianity at the dawn of the modern age. This course is designed to give you a balanced, historical overview of the complex and dramatic events of the Reformation era during the epoch-making years between Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517 and the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1648.
  10. Holy Land Revealed

    Holy Land Revealed

    Jodi Magness
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (159)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    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...
  11. Augustine: Philosopher and Saint

    Augustine: Philosopher and Saint

    Phillip Cary
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    Augustine: Philosopher and Saint paints a rich and detailed portrait of the life, works, and ideas of this remarkable figure whose own search for God has profoundly shaped all of Western Christianity. Professor Philip Cary's organized and self-contained course explains any special religious or philosophical concepts you need to know in order to appreciate Augustine's impact, with real-life examples and analogies...
  12. Biblical Wisdom Literature

    Biblical Wisdom Literature

    Joseph Koterski, S.J.
    4.1 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In the history of wisdom literature, no tradition matches the solace and profundity found in the teachings of the Bible. In Biblical Wisdom Literature, award-winning professor Father Joseph Koterski takes you deep inside the enlightening spiritual teachings that have inspired the world. In 36 thought-provoking lectures, explore books and works such as the book of Proverbs, the book of Job, and the Song of Songs in...
  13. The World of Biblical Israel Sale

    The World of Biblical Israel

    Cynthia R. Chapman
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$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...
  14. Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (124)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In the first centuries after Christ, there was no "official" New Testament. In fact, many Christians held beliefs that today would be considered bizarre, including the belief that Christ's death and resurrection had nothing to do with salvation. What did these "other" Scriptures say? Do they exist today? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative...
  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
    (134)
    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. Exploring the Roots of Religion

    Exploring the Roots of Religion

    John R. Hale
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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...
  17. 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
    (148)
    Starting at $499.95 Starting at $499.95 $724.95 $499.95$724.95
    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...
  18. New Testament

    New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    3.9 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (279)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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...
  19. Story of the Bible

    Story of the Bible

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.6 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Is the Bible a divinely inspired message, the work of human authors, or both? Translated and distributed all over the world, it bears the mark of the many cultures that have debated its meaning and prized its wisdom. In this course, Luke Timothy Johnson can illuminate for you the remarkable and complicated process by which this important book came into being.
  20. St. Augustine's Confessions

    St. Augustine's Confessions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.5 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    This course examines all 13 books, or chapters, of this masterpiece that inspired Dante and Martin Luther and encouraged Christianity to accept the thinking of Plato. It provides the background needed to understand the Confessions as Augustine intended and analyzes his account—told in stories that are as powerful as any in world literature—of the events leading to his Christian conversion.