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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
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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. Theories of Human Development

    Theories of Human Development

    Malcolm W. Watson
    4.6 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Almost from the moment of birth, we are faced with the need to reorganize our ways of thinking as life's challenges arise. What happens to us in childhood plays a key role in who we are and how our relationships unfold as adults. Professor Malcolm W. Watson introduces you to six theories that have had the greatest influence on the study of human development.
  3. Foundations of Western Civilization Sale

    Foundations of Western Civilization

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.4 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (250)
    Save up to $490.00 Starting at $69.95 $599.95 $69.95$599.95
    You can discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world. This broad, sweeping series helps you cover an enormous amount of historical material as you see how Western civilization evolved. Concentrating on the period 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, Professor Thomas F. X. Noble unfolds for...
  4. Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century Sale

    Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    David B. Ruderman
    4.5 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Save up to $265.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    God. Torah. Israel. These three concepts have been the focus of Jewish thought throughout history. The last four centuries have presented Jewish thinkers with increasingly difficult challenges. Through these lectures you will observe the time-honored intellectual tradition through which Judaism analyzes, rethinks, and reformulates itself.
  5. Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition Sale

    Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition

    Teofilo F. Ruiz
    4 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Save up to $265.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    Western civilization, so closely associated with reason and science, has also been characterized by widespread belief in the supernatural and the irrational. Why? The answers lie in this intriguing course-a study of mysticism, heresy, apocalyptic movements, and the witch craze in Europe between 1000 and 1700.
  6. Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy Sale

    Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy

    Edward J. Larson
    4.2 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Save up to $210.00 Starting at $12.95 $229.95 $12.95$229.95
    What makes evolution such a profoundly provocative concept, so convincing to most scientists, yet so socially and politically divisive? The Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy is an examination of the varied elements that so often make this science the object of strong sentiments and heated debate. Professor Edward J. Larson leads you through the "evolution" of evolution, with an eye toward enhancing your...
  7. Victorian Britain

    Victorian Britain

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.7 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (92)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Discover the facts and foibles of the paradoxical Britons under the reign of Queen Victoria, as Britain became the world’s pioneer in industrialization that transformed social classes and created both immense wealth and squalor. This colonial empire, based on technical superiority and widespread belief in Anglo-Saxon racial supremacy, made Britain the most powerful nation in the world and left behind an indelible...
  8. Natural Law and Human Nature

    Natural Law and Human Nature

    Joseph Koterski, S.J.
    3.7 out of 5
    50% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What do we mean by inalienable human rights? Is legislation the basis for those rights? These lectures explore the concept of human nature and how it is the basis for natural law and natural rights philosophy. Consider the arguments for natural law, the objections that have been raised against it, and the ways in which it remains a vital and even pervasive force in political, moral, and social life today.
  9. From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism

    From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism

    Richard Brettell
    4.7 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (117)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    With Professor Richard Brettell as your expert curator and guide, this course creates a vivid "virtual" museum through which to appreciate the genius and enduring accomplishments of the men and women who, in a few short decades, forever changed the art of painting. Enjoy the style, subject, and function of Impressionist painting by artists such as Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh....
  10. Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What accounts for Christianity’s continuing success in what some would characterize as a "post-Christian" world? By looking at Christianity’s early history, Professor Luke Timothy Johnson sheds light on the religion’s enduring source of inspiration.
  11. Joy of Science

    Joy of Science

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.6 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $724.95 $349.95$724.95
    This course provides a clear and bracing overview of the entire scientific world from the laws of motion first formulated 300 years ago by Sir Isaac Newton to the latest marvels of contemporary genetic research. These lucid, information-packed lectures convey the excitement of scientific discovery and trace the connections between discoveries over time. Veteran science educator Professor Robert Hazen renders the...
  12. Buddhism Sale

    Buddhism

    Malcolm David Eckel
    3.8 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (105)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$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...
  13. History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

    History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

    Thomas Childers
    4.4 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (248)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    This course, graphic at times, helps you solve the puzzle of Hitler's rise to power in a highly-educated, industrially developed country. Professor Childers meticulously investigates the roots of Nazi support, bringing you back to the disastrous Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I and taking you through the horrifying details of Hitler's ideology and the holocaust.
  14. Churchill

    Churchill

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.3 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (215)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Who exactly was Winston Churchill? How did he rally the British during World War II? And what legacy did he leave for Western civilization? In Churchill, get the answers to these and other powerful questions as you follow the life of this iconic politician. View Churchill as a resourceful soldier, military strategist, gifted orator, doting father, devoted public servant, and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature....
  15. Famous Romans

    Famous Romans

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.3 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (119)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In this companion course to Famous Greeks—inspired this time by the works of Livy, Polybius, Suetonius, and Tacitus as well as the indispensable Plutarch—Professor J. Rufus Fears retells the lives of the statesmen and thinkers who shaped Rome from its rise to world power in the struggle against Carthage to the decline of the Empire after Marcus Aurelius.
  16. Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor Sale

    Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Save up to $265.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    The peninsula of Asian Turkey, known to the Greeks as Anatolia and to the Romans as Asia Minor, is about the size of Texas. This small subcontinent has arguably seen more history than any other comparably sized patch of Earth anywhere. Professor Kenneth W. Harl discusses Asia Minor's pivotal role in history in this engaging, original presentation.
  17. Dante's Divine Comedy

    Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Two gifted teachers share the fruit of two lifetimes’ worth of historical and literary expertise in this rewarding introduction to one of the greatest poems ever written. You will explore invaluable background information on Dante’s life, why he wrote the Divine Comedy, how to approach English editions, and many of the poem’s characters and episodes.
  18. Joyce's Ulysses Sale

    Joyce's Ulysses

    James A. W. Heffernan
    4.6 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Save up to $265.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    James Joyce's great novel Ulysses is a big, richly imagined, and intricately organized book with a huge reputation, which many consider to be as fully conceived and vibrant as anything in Homer or Shakespeare. Dartmouth's Professor James Heffernan lays out the brilliance, passion, humanity, and humor of Joyce's modern Odyssey in 24 exciting lectures that no literature lover should miss.
  19. The World of Byzantium

    The World of Byzantium

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (92)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Open new vistas of historical insight as you join award-winning scholar and lecturer Kenneth W. Harl in this study of the crucial yet overlooked civilization of Byzantium. These lectures fill a gap in history and give you a much wider and more accurate perspective on everything from the decline of imperial Rome to the rise of the Renaissance.
  20. History of Christianity in the Reformation Era Sale

    History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    Brad S. Gregory
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Save up to $380.00 Starting at $29.95 $429.95 $29.95$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.