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  1. Development of European Civilization

    Development of European Civilization

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    Survey the remarkable development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II with The Development of European Civilization. In Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett's 48 lectures, you'll learn the major ideologies that emerged from centuries of debate and conflict; the forces that intermingled to create a range of economic and social revolutions; groundbreaking European ideas about government,...
  2. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (257)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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...
  3. History of Christian Theology

    History of Christian Theology

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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...
  4. Books That Matter: The City of God

    Books That Matter: The City of God

    Charles Mathewes
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (39)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Books That Matter: The City of God ushers you on a historical and theological journey through the final years of the ancient world. Taught by Professor Charles Mathewes of the University of Virginia, these 24 lectures guide you chapter by chapter through Augustine’s masterpiece, introducing you not only to the book’s key arguments but also to the context necessary to comprehend The City of God’s true power.
  5. Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor

    Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor

    Steven Gimbel
    3.6 out of 5
    57% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (42)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In the 24 insightful and—yes—humorous lectures of Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor, Professor Steven Gimbel guides you through philosophical theories of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to sly twists of language. Rooted in the observations of thinkers like Aristotle and Sigmund Freud, this course will leave you with a stronger appreciation of the jokes you tell and the jokes you hear.
  6. Iliad of Homer

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (143)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    From the wrath of Achilles to the machinations of Agamemnon that led to the fall of Troy, the Iliad is one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Take an in-depth look at Homer's epic Greek poem in The Iliad of Homer and realize why this literary masterpiece is held in such high regard. Alongside award-winning Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, examine the most important episodes in the...
  7. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of the crucial 500-year history of the Abbasid Empire. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by...
  8. 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
    (33)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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...
  9. Odyssey of Homer

    Odyssey of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (121)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    Take a detailed look at Homer's ancient Greek masterpiece of adventure. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's The Odyssey of Homer focuses on timeless themes contained in the warrior Odysseus's voyage home through strange lands and encounters with gods, witches, warriors, and monsters. Explore the cultural assumptions that lie behind Homer's lines, weigh the poem's critical and interpretative issues, and come to view the...
  10. Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

    Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

    Michael Sugrue
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £24.99 £24.99£24.99
    Explore the meaning and importance of Plato's towering achievement in immortalizing the thoughts of Socrates in 35 dialogues, which laid the philosophical basis for Western civilization. The dialogues cover ideas about truth, justice, love, beauty, courage, and wisdom. Learn not what to think, but how to think, as you experience the subtlety with which Plato weaves philosophy and poetry, dialectic and drama, and...
  11. Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    David Kyle Johnson
    4.3 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy David Kyle Johnson, of King’s College, takes you on a 24-lecture exploration of the final frontiers of philosophy across several decades of science fiction in film and television. See how science fiction allows us to consider immense, vital—and sometimes controversial—ideas with a rare combination of engagement and critical distance.
  12. Mind-Body Philosophy

    Mind-Body Philosophy

    Patrick Grim
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    How is it that our very physical brain creates the very subjective experience we call reality? That is the mind-body problem. In Mind-Body Philosophy, award-winning Professor Patrick Grim of SUNY Stony Brook leads an exhilarating tour through millennia of philosophy and science addressing one of life’s greatest conundrums. What is consciousness and how does it arise? Can we really rely on our perceptions of the...
  13. Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    This course is designed to illuminate for both Catholics and non-Catholics the remarkable institution known as the "Petrine Office." It is taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, director of the Medieval Institute and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame—who has spent more than 30 years immersed in the subject. The insights and wisdom he has gathered along the way make Popes and the Papacy: A...
  14. Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Patrick Grim
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (96)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    The quest to understand the mind has motivated some of history's most profound thinkers. Only in our own time are we beginning to see the true complexity of this quest. In the scientific search for the mind, the role of philosophers is to sharpen our concepts, untangle the morass of questions, and systematically explore alternate approaches. These 24 half-hour lectures will make you think, evaluate your own...
  15. Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

    Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

    Mark Berkson
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Death is the horizon against which our lives unfold. Knowledge of mortality has inspired much of human activity—religion, philosophy, the arts, and science have all been driven by our understanding of death. Many cultures have learned to see death as a window into the meaning of life. Embark on an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life’s only certainty with this modern memento mori.
  16. The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

    The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

    J. Rufus Fears
    3.5 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (195)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Join storyteller and award-winning Professor J. Rufus Fears as he presents what he considers to be the 36 defining moments in our past with The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History. This course is an intriguing tour of history, from the creation of the Code of Hammurabi to the opening battles of the American Revolution to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Using his impressive ability to draw...
  17. Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Alan Charles Kors
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Between 1600 and 1800, Europe was seized by an intellectual revolution that challenged previous ways of understanding and sparked radical changes in thought and life. Learn about the age of Newton, Descartes, Pascal, Locke, Rousseau, and more from one of world’s leading intellectual historians.
  18. Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    This course examines how philosophy and religion have interacted throughout history on fundamental questions of religious belief, including the concepts of God, creation, sin, mercy, and redemption. Invoking the writing of the greatest Greek, Jewish, and Christian thinkers as well as "modern" philosophers such as Hume, Kant, Schleiermacher, and Nietzsche, this course casts new light on the entire...
  19. 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
    (80)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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,...
  20. The Catholic Church: A History

    The Catholic Church: A History

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (113)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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...