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  1. Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation Sale

    Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (337)
    Save up to £15.00 Starting at £29.99 £54.99 £29.99£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. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (231)
    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...
  4. The Apocryphal Jesus

    The Apocryphal Jesus

    David Brakke
    4.6 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    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...
  5. 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
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    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.
  6. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition Sale

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.4 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (150)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £39.99 £114.99 £39.99£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...
  7. Historical Jesus Sale

    Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (139)
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    Worshiped around the globe by more than a billion people today, Jesus is undoubtedly the single most important figure in the story of Western civilization and one of the most significant in world history altogether. Yet, Jesus of Nazareth presents unique challenges to the historian, as Professor Bart D. Ehrman explains in this 24-lecture course on the search for the Jesus of history. Join him for an erudite survey...
  8. Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication Sale

    Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (125)
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    In the first centuries after Christ, there was no "official" New Testament. In fact, many Christians held beliefs that today would be considered bizarre, including the belief that Christ's death and resurrection had nothing to do with salvation. What did these "other" Scriptures say? Do they exist today? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative...
  9. The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation Sale

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

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£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...
  10. Holy Land Revealed Sale

    Holy Land Revealed

    Jodi Magness
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (172)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £14.99 £79.99 £14.99£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...
  11. Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad Sale

    Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £14.99 £79.99 £14.99£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. Exploring the Roots of Religion Sale

    Exploring the Roots of Religion

    John R. Hale
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£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...
  13. Dante's Divine Comedy Sale

    Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £6.99 £54.99 £6.99£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.
  14. 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
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (122)
    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...
  15. Books That Matter: The City of God Sale

    Books That Matter: The City of God

    Charles Mathewes
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
    Save up to £25.00 Starting at £11.99 £54.99 £11.99£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.
  16. Buddhism Sale

    Buddhism

    Malcolm David Eckel
    3.8 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £9.99 £54.99 £9.99£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...
  17. Old Testament

    Old Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    3.7 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (256)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly understanding? These lectures by scripture expert Professor Amy-Jill Levine introduce you to the history, religion, and literature of ancient Israel as preserved in the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible. Professor Levine brings...
  18. Dead Sea Scrolls Sale

    Dead Sea Scrolls

    Gary A. Rendsburg
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £9.99 £54.99 £9.99£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...
  19. Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History Sale

    Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

    Craig R. Koester
    4.5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £6.99 £54.99 £6.99£54.99
    What are we to make of the book of Revelation? The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History, by scholar and Professor Craig R. Koester, is your guide to this extraordinary work and its impact on our civilization. These 24 thought-provoking and enlightening lectures are divided into three parts: the historical and intellectual background of the Apocalypse; a close reading of the book of Revelation,...
  20. Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

    Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

    David Brakke
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Gnosticism, one of the most fascinating phenomena in religious history, sparked ideologies that competed and conversed with other religions of the time, including Christianity. Follow Gnostic ideology and its impact on Western thought through the centuries, from its role in early religions and emergence in medieval spirituality to its remarkable traces in modern popular culture.