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  1. History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    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)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    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...
  2. Italian Renaissance Sale

    Italian Renaissance

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
    Save up to $375.00 Starting at $29.95 $429.95 $29.95$429.95
    When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of all that it gave us: the sculptures of Michelangelo. The paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But have you ever wondered why there was such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy, beginning in the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy and not some other part of Europe? Why did it happen...
  3. Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason Sale

    Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    James Hall
    3.4 out of 5
    46% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Save up to $259.95 Starting at $30.00 $299.95 $30.00$299.95
    What is the best way to prove a case, create a rule, solve a problem, justify an idea, invent a hypothesis, or evaluate an argument? In other words, what is the best way to think? In Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, Professor James Hall turns his friendly but intellectually rigorous approach to the problem of thinking, introducing you to a wide range of proven techniques used...
  4. Great Battles of the Ancient World

    Great Battles of the Ancient World

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.2 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Hollywood has gone to elaborate lengths to recreate the violence and mayhem of ancient warfare in movies such as Gladiator and Troy. But what were ancient battles really like? What weapons, tactics, armor, training, and logistics were used? In this course, Professor Garrett G. Fagan takes you into the thick of combat in some of the most notable battles fought in the Mediterranean region from prehistoric times to the...
  5. Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations Sale

    Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

    Andrew C. Fix
    3.8 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (104)
    Save up to $559.95 Starting at $30.00 $599.95 $30.00$599.95
    Explore four centuries of radical transformation as a decimated Europe rose from the ashes of the plague to embrace the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment. In this course, you will explore the political, social, cultural, and economic revolutions that transformed Europe between the arrival of the Black Death in the 14th century and the onset of the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century.
  6. Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World Sale

    Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Glenn S. Holland
    3.8 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Save up to $559.95 Starting at $30.00 $599.95 $30.00$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.
  7. Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography Sale

    Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography

    Sherwin B. Nuland
    4.7 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (125)
    Save up to $210.00 Starting at $12.95 $229.95 $12.95$229.95
    What major discoveries made modern medicine possible? Who were the fascinating individuals responsible for these discoveries? What qualities prepared each of them for their unique roles in medical history? Discover the answers in Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed. Here, Professor Sherwin B. Nuland draws on the lives of 12 of medicine's greatest contributors to tell the human story behind the...
  8. Books That Have Made History:  Books That Can Change Your Life

    Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

    J. Rufus Fears
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (165)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    What makes a written work eternal—its message still so fundamental to the way we live that it continues to speak to us, hundreds or thousands of years distant from the lifetime of its author? Professor J. Rufus Fears presents his choices of some of the most essential writings in history—works that shaped the minds of great individuals and offer an extraordinary gift of wisdom. This course focuses on intellectual...
  9. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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.
  10. Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.8 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (113)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    What made our 16th president capable of achieving his greatness? Explore this grand question with the help of award-winning Professor Allen C. Guelzo, one of the country's most distinguished Abraham Lincoln scholars. In Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, he takes you on an insightful tour of Lincoln's life and an evaluation of how his legacy lives on today. See Lincoln through the eyes of those who knew,...
  11. Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917 Sale

    Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917

    Robert I. Weiner
    3.7 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (97)
    Save up to $389.95 Starting at $30.00 $429.95 $30.00$429.95
    Few periods of history are so captivatingly complex as Europe's 19th century, the often-broadly defined period from the French Revolution to World War I that formed the foundation of the modern world. These lectures enable you to take an enormous stride toward understanding this turbulent and important era and its effect on peasants, workers, the middle class, aristocrats, women, and minorities.
  12. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.5 out of 5
    55% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (29)
    Starting at $459.95 Starting at $459.95 $869.95 $459.95$869.95
    From Mesopotamia to Mississippi, from the anonymous writer of the Epic of Gilgamesh to William Faulkner, writing 3,600 years later, many of the greatest figures of Western culture have been its writers. This course is your guide to a rich sampling of their masterpieces, chosen, explained, and analyzed by five outstanding professors. In addition to novelists, poets, and dramatists, you will study historians,...
  13. 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...
  14. Story of Human Language

    Story of Human Language

    John McWhorter
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (233)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Dr. John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, takes you on a fascinating, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language—he unfolds the story of how a single tongue spoken 300,000 years ago may have evolved into the estimated 7,000 languages used worldwide today. Discover why, for the past century, linguistics has been one...
  15. Tocqueville and the American Experiment

    Tocqueville and the American Experiment

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Was the greatest book on U.S. democracy ever written crafted by a Frenchman visiting this country some 175 years ago? Why would such a book be relevant in today's ever-changing political landscape? Professor William R. Cook of the State University of New York, Geneseo, leads a 24-lecture, spirited exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville and his unique observations of this young nation that resulted in Democracy in...
  16. Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation Sale

    Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Phillip Cary
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$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.
  17. Physics in Your Life Sale

    Physics in Your Life

    Richard Wolfson
    4.7 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $49.95 $429.95 $49.95$429.95
    Why does a curveball curve? Why does ice float? How do CDs and DVDs work? Why don't your legs break when you jump off a chair? What keeps a moving bicycle from falling over? These questions involve physical principles that relate not only to interesting aspects of our daily lives, but also explain fundamental features of reality. In this DVD-only course, filled with hands-on demonstrations, you explore the physics...
  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 $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...
  19. Biology: The Science of Life Sale

    Biology: The Science of Life

    Stephen Nowicki
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (105)
    Save up to $650.00 Starting at $99.95 $809.95 $99.95$809.95
    One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding the intricate machinery of life. This intensive, 72-lecture course gives you the background and guidance to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work-principles such as evolution by natural selection, the cellular structure of organisms, the DNA theory of inheritance, and other key ideas that...
  20. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt Sale

    Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.7 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (164)
    Save up to $210.00 Starting at $12.95 $229.95 $12.95$229.95
    No great civilization continues to speak to us like that of ancient Egypt. Yet what made Egypt great were the individuals who ruled it. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt recounts the lives and accomplishments of great leaders such as Tutankhamen, Ramses the Great, and Cleopatra. Professor Bob Brier, an acclaimed Egyptologist, presents a veritable 30-century history of Egypt that peers into almost every aspect of...