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  1. 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...
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    Wisdom of History

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Professor J. Rufus Fears believes not only can we learn from history—we must. In this course, he draws on decades of experience as a world-renowned scholar and classical historian to examine the patterns of history. Ignoring them, by choice or because we've never learned to see them, is to risk becoming their prisoner, doomed to repeat the mistakes that have toppled leaders, nations, and empires throughout time.
  3. Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition

    Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition

    Tyler Roberts
    4.1 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition, noted scholar and Professor Tyler Roberts leads you on a fascinating 36-lecture journey that will help you understand the more than 300-year-long debate about the nature of religious faith and its compatibility with reason. It's a debate that increasingly swirls around the role of religion in the public arena in fields such as...
  4. Philosophy of Religion

    Philosophy of Religion

    James Hall
    3.7 out of 5
    55% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Professor James Hall invites you on a 36-lecture, intellectual journey to explore the questions of divine existence which humankind has debated for centuries. You will find the tools of logic and argument the professor applies in this course offer benefits you can take far beyond the issue of God's existence or the broader subject of religion. Enjoy wrapping your mind around questions for which every potential...
  5. The Conservative Tradition

    The Conservative Tradition

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.6 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Discover just how pivotal a role Conservatism has played in defining our political tradition and shaping the modern West with The Conservative Tradition. Award-winning Professor Patrick N. Allitt guides you on a detailed exploration of Conservatism's lineage, principles, key figures, and impact on history. No matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum, these 36 lectures will undoubtedly cause you to...
  6. Cycles of American Political Thought

    Cycles of American Political Thought

    Joseph F. Kobylka
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
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    Examine a broad survey of American intellectual history in the dynamic course, The American Mind. Discover aspects of the elaborate structure that became modern America, tracing ideas in politics, religion, education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, literature, social theory, and science—proving that Americans have a much richer intellectual tradition than generally imagined. Continue your fascinating study...
  7. American Mind

    American Mind

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.3 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    America's distinct philosophy stems from a powerful body of thought that extends back to the first European settlers and that was enriched by later generations of American thinkers including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William James, and Martin Luther King Jr. Explore the immensely stimulating conversation that made the United States what it is today with The American Mind, 36 lectures that...
  8. Modern Economic Issues

    Modern Economic Issues

    Robert Whaples
    4 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
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    How do the major economic issues that dominate today's news—questions about gross domestic product or budget deficits or trade imbalances—impact the average citizen? Why are health insurance and college tuition increasingly expensive? What can be done about soaring energy prices? Professor Robert Whaples explains not only the urgent issues we all need to understand, but also the raw data economists use...
  9. America and the New Global Economy

    America and the New Global Economy

    Timothy Taylor
    4.4 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Join expert economist and award-winning Professor Timothy Taylor as he takes you through the last 50 years of world economic history. In the 36 lectures of America and the New Global Economy, travel beyond the economy of the United States and explore the recent history of economies in countries and regions such as China, India, the Middle East, and Latin America. Study international perspectives on the new global...
  10. Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    3.9 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    While mysticism is often associated with Eastern religions, the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each have their own rich mystical traditions. With expert religious scholar Professor Luke Timothy Johnson as your guide, learn how mysticism forms a crucial-yet often overlooked-part of these three faiths. In 36 lectures, you investigate each monotheistic religion's wealth of spiritual...
  11. Sacred Texts of the World

    Sacred Texts of the World

    Grant Hardy
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  12. History of Christian Theology Sale

    History of Christian Theology

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  13. The Catholic Church: A History Sale

    The Catholic Church: A History

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  14. Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation Sale

    Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation

    Craig R. Koester
    4.3 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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.
  15. Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance Sale

    Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance

    George R. Bent
    4.8 out of 5
    98% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Explore the life and times of the man whose name is synonymous with inventiveness, curiosity, and creative genius. In Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance, taught by art historian and Professor George R. Bent, you’ll take a powerful and engrossing look at this grand master, the intriguing world he inhabited and shaped, and the legacies he left behind for us. These visually rich 36 lectures will give...
  16. Genius of Michelangelo Sale

    Genius of Michelangelo

    William E. Wallace
    5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In The Genius of Michelangelo, internationally recognized Michelangelo expert and award-winning Professor of Art History William E. Wallace gives you a comprehensive perspective on one of history's greatest artists. Drawing on a vast command of artistic knowledge and period detail, these 36 intellectually rewarding and visually dazzling lectures explore the relationship between truth and legend to reveal a...
  17. Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt Sale

    Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt

    William Kloss
    4.9 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Holland in the 17th century was home to the most remarkable concentration of artistic talent in modern history, including masters such as Hals, Vermeer, and-of course-Rembrandt. Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt introduces you to this important period in art history. Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian with the Smithsonian Institution, guides you through the work of more than 100 artists and more...
  18. The Symphony Sale

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    This course brings longtime Teaching Company favorite Professor Robert Greenberg to a 300-year survey of the symphony with the enthusiasm, energy, and breadth of knowledge that are his trademarks. As you explore the evolution and development of this remarkable musical genre, you enjoy musical excerpts from well- known compositions in addition to some that may be new to you, along with enlightening musical and...
  19. String Quartets of Beethoven

    String Quartets of Beethoven

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
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    In The String Quartets of Beethoven, award-winning composer and celebrated Great Courses Professor Robert Greenberg guides you through the power and beauty of the maestro's 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello. This captivating new course is a rare opportunity for you to grasp the musical riches and spiritual greatness of the quartets in a clear and accessible way. In twenty-four 45-minute lectures,...
  20. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
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    Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas provide a window into his personal musical development and highlight the piano as an evolving instrument. Professor Robert Greenberg combines analysis of extensive musical excerpts with historical anecdotes, metaphors, and humor to show what goes on inside a musical composition and how Beethoven often broke all former rules to achieve a new, powerful effect.