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  1. Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (351)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    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. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.1 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at £139.99 Starting at £139.99 £139.99 £139.99£139.99
    This course brings together 12 professors for 84 lectures on more than 60 of the most important thinkers in history. Enjoy the benefit of learning from the finest scholar-teachers active today while you study the key ideas of influential philosophers from the pre-Socratics to the Postmodernists. The curriculum is comprehensive, incisive, and thought-provoking—in short, an intellectual experience to be...
  3. The Apocryphal Jesus

    The Apocryphal Jesus

    David Brakke
    4.6 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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...
  4. Holy Land Revealed

    Holy Land Revealed

    Jodi Magness
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (192)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.4 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (157)
    Starting at £84.99 Starting at £84.99 £114.99 £84.99£114.99
    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...
  9. Exploring the Roots of Religion

    Exploring the Roots of Religion

    John R. Hale
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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...
  10. Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions

    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
    (127)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    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...
  11. Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    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...
  12. Dante's Divine Comedy

    Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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.
  13. 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...
  14. Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation

    Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation

    Craig R. Koester
    4.3 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    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. The Great Works of Sacred Music

    The Great Works of Sacred Music

    Charles Edward McGuire
    3.8 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Discover the greatest masterworks of the sacred music tradition, from the glories of early church music to the monumental works of the modern era, in this insightful journey into Western sacred musical expression. Experience the majesty and beauty of transcendent chorales, cantatas, masses, and oratorios by composers like Bach, Handel, Brahms, and others, and learn how they shaped the current Western canon of music.
  16. Dead Sea Scrolls

    Dead Sea Scrolls

    Gary A. Rendsburg
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (104)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Get a comprehensive, 24-lecture introduction to the unique series of archaeological documents that have irrevocably altered how we look at and understand the foundations of faith and religious practice. In The Dead Sea Scrolls, Professor Gary A. Rendsburg—a dedicated Dead Sea Scrolls scholar who has spent decades immersed in the study of this amazing find—tells you what the scrolls are and what they...
  17. Buddhism

    Buddhism

    Malcolm David Eckel
    3.9 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    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...
  18. 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...
  19. The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation

    The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Christianity is the largest and most global religious tradition in history. For nearly 2,000 years, the Christian faith has remained at or near the center of Western moral debate and conceptions of human identity, just action, and ultimate meaning. It has both shaped history and responded to history, showing an extraordinary adaptability within greatly differing cultures. Its practice and influence appears in every...
  20. Comparative Religion

    Comparative Religion

    Charles Kimball
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues—including creation stories, concepts of the divine, and ultimate goals—in parallel and different ways. These thought-provoking lectures are your opportunity to understand how Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism answer the numerous questions with which all religions must contend....