The Great Courses-the Old Testament, Part 1 & 2


The Teaching Company - It influenced the pilgrims to leave england in the 17th century; it inspired the founders of the new republic in the 18th; it roused both slaves and abolitionists to seek a new Moses and sponsor a new Exodus in the 19th and the Jews to establish a homeland in the 20th. The old testament is cited on the floor of the Senate and from the bench in the courtroom.

The method of the course is to discuss especially interesting or prominent passages from a cross-section of all the genres the Old Testament contains, using each passage as an example of how to apply a particular method of interpretation to the Bible. Contemporary politics is inextricably intertwined with it, from conflict in the Middle East to the claim by many in the United States that a return to "biblical values" is warranted.

The Great Courses-the Old Testament, Part 1 & 2 - She provides clear examples of how various approaches to biblical research and interpretation can enrich your understanding of this inexhaustibly fruitful and powerful text. Professor levine's commentary thoughtfully explores selected passages from the texts called the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh.

Of course, 24 lectures cannot hope to cover the Old Testament in its entirety. Even if you know the old testament well, you will find it enlightening to hear Professor Levine discuss how it appears against the larger background of the ancient Near East as revealed by research in archaeology, cross-cultural studies, and comparative religion.

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The New Testament


The Teaching Company - Professor ehrman brings impressive scholarly evidence to bear on the task of reconstructing the life and ministry of Jesus and the origins of Christianity in the decades before and during the composition of the books that make up the New Testament. Many people remain unaware of how the New Testament was written and transmitted.

. In these lectures, professor ehrman develops a carefully reasoned understanding of the New Testament - and the individuals and communities who created its texts. Yet the new testament is also among the most widely controversial and least clearly understood books in history. He also reviews key texts omitted from the New Testament.

The New Testament - This course draws on modern biblical scholarship, recent archaeological discoveries, and careful literary analysis to trace the history of the New Testament and of the early Christian faith community. Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings that the world has ever known.

His approach is that of a historian, why, and the course suspends belief or disbelief to understand how, when, and by whom the New Testament was written in light of historical research.

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


The Teaching Company - What different kinds of books are in the new testament? when, and not others, how, and why were they written? And why did some books, come to be collected into what Christians came to consider the canon of scripture that would define their belief for all time? With these 12 lectures, get a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to these and other key issues in the development of Christianity.

You'll come to see how the diverse books of the new testament were gathered together into the form we now know, whether it's the four canonical Gospels whose authorship was only attributed by later Christians, the book of Acts, the 21 Epistles, or the book of Revelation sometimes called the Apocalypse of John.

These lectures are a compelling introduction not only to the development of the Christian canon, but to all of the forces that would play a role in early Christian history. Designed to deepen the understanding of both Christians and non-Christians alike, rather than the theological, this lecture series takes as its perspective the historical, issues behind the development of the Bible.

History of the Bible : The Making of the New Testament Canon - Professor ehrman recreates the context of the times in which the canon was being assembled so that you can understand what the message of each written work would have meant to ancient Christians. And it's an illuminating perspective, of course, and, indeed, ranging across issues of language, oral history, the physical limitations of spreading the written word at a time when the printing press lay far in the future, the theological forces that were shaping Christianity, molding a commonly accepted canon from the various expressions of the faith spreading across the ancient world.

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The History of Ancient Rome


The Great Courses - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". In this series of 48 spirited lectures, you'll see how a small village of shepherds and farmers rose to tower over the civilized world of its day and left a permanent mark on history. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

In the regional, and shifting history of continental Europe, unified in politics and law, restless, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and stability, stretching from the sands of Syria to the moors of Scotland. At the peak of its power, Rome's span was vast. In telling rome's riveting story, professor garrett fagan of the pennsylvania State University draws on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including recent historical and archaeological scholarship, Nero, including the famous personalities like Hannibal, to introduce the fascinating tale of Rome's rise and decline, Caesar, and Constantine.

The History of Ancient Rome - And it stood for almost 700 years. The course also addresses one of history's greatest questions: why did the Roman Empire fall? And you'll learn why most modern scholars believe that the empire did not "fall" at all, more rural, but, rather, changed into something very different - the less urbanized, early medieval world.

Even today, the influence of ancient rome is indelible, literature, architecture, with Europe and the world owing this extraordinary empire a huge cultural debt in almost every important category of human endeavor, law, including art, language, engineering, and religion.

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Nature of Earth : An Introduction to Geology


The Teaching Company - He is easy to follow, funny, and extremely well organized, with a gift for picking simple analogies that make complicated concepts clear and memorable. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Your guide on this adventure is Professor John J. Renton, an award-winning educator at West Virginia University, and a widely respected expert on the geology of coal.

. You'll be introduced to physical geology, soils, the study of Earth's minerals, rocks, and the processes that operate on them through time. Though you may never become a geologist, you'll find yourself drawing on the lessons you've learned in this course whenever you experience a new beach, mountain range, or winding country road.

No other science deals more practically with the world on which we live, oil, telling us where to dig a well; when to add lime to soil; how gold, and other valuable minerals are formed and where to find them; what kinds of structures are safest in an earthquake zone; and why some active volcanoes are deadlier than others - far deadlier.

Nature of Earth : An Introduction to Geology - Wouldn't you like to know how to read the rocks and landscape; how to make sense of debates over natural resources; and how to appreciate the ""deep time"" that governs a geologist's sweeping perspective? These 36 half-hour lectures are your initiation into the geological world that lies just outside your door.

Wherever you live or travel, geology is everywhere. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll see the world that passes you by differently, understanding it better, and appreciating it more. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

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The Great Courses: Lost Christianities - Christian Scriptures and the Battles...


The Great Courses - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Join the dramatic search for lost Christianities and learn why it's considered such an appealing subject to study. Professor ehrman will introduce you to these fascinating groups, the marcionites who believed the God of the Old Testament and the God of Jesus were different, including the Ebionites Jewish Christians who accepted a non-divine Jesus as the Messiah, and the Gnostics who believed in other deities aside from the one true God.

The fascinating heart of this lecture series is its exploration of the Scriptures that were read and considered authoritative by these Christian sects. These lectures focus on the remarkable fact that many of the struggles of early Christians were not against pagans or other nonbelievers but against other Christians.

The Great Courses: Lost Christianities - Christian Scriptures and the Battles... - What did the "other" scriptures followed by early christians say? do they exist today? How could such outlandish ideas ever be considered Christian? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative questions that arise from these 24 thrilling lectures.

You'll explore the gnostic gospel of truth one of the most powerful and moving expositions of the joy of salvation to survive from Christian antiquity, and the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles which provide legendary, the Infancy Gospels which describe events leading up to Jesus' birth and during his young childhood, imaginative, and entertaining accounts of the activities of Jesus' closest followers.

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Great World Religions : Christianity


The Teaching Company - These 12 lectures are an engaging and comprehensive introduction to one of the world's greatest faiths. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In this lecture series, you'll consider fundamental issues including Christianity's birth and expansion across the Mediterranean world, its many and deep connections to Western culture, its transformation after Christianity became the imperial religion of Rome, the development of its doctrine, and the tensions within Christianity today.

He also explains christian practice as expressed by the structure of the community and its sacraments, by the struggles of Christians to find a coherent and consistent moral teaching, and by various manifestations of Christianity's more radical edge in martyrs, missionaries, and mystics. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

By the end of this engaging and accessible series, you'll finally have a true grasp of Christianity's distinctive character, and, the major turning points in its history, its most important shared beliefs and practices, above all, its continuing appeal to many of the world's peoples. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Great World Religions : Christianity - . Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. By concentrating on the basics that every well-educated individual should know, Professor Johnson's lectures provide you with a clear survey of the most important elements of this religious tradition-and a framework for further study.

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Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations


The Great Courses Course No. 3174 - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Locales like mesopotamia or the indus valley, so shrouded with dust that we might be tempted to skip over them entirely, or rulers like Sargon, peoples like the Hittites or Assyrians, and Darius are part of a long-dead antiquity, Hammurabi, preferring to race forward along history's timeline in search of the riches we know will be found in our studies of Greece and Rome.

These 12 fast-paced lectures cover many civilizations that may only receive a few lines of cursory discussion in the average Western civilization textbook. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. History lovers will appreciate this course for its deep insights and its rock-solid foundation for deeper exploration.

Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations - Beginning in the bronze age and the emergence of urban-based literate civilizations, the story continues through the demise of Persia's great empire at the hands of the Greeks. Along the way, the growth of trade, you'll examine advances such as the invention and evolution of writing, the development of vast empires dependent not only on military might but on laws and administration, and the contributions of the Hebrews to the religious and ethical future of Western civilization.

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Science and Religion


The Teaching Company Great Cou - Moving from the early centuries of the Christian era and the Middle Ages to our own day, Professor Principe examines St. These tools will help you participate more effectively in a dialogue that is as thought-provoking today as it was hundreds of years ago. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Augustine to sir isaac newton to contemporary thinkers - share methods, ideas, aspirations, and a tradition of disputational dialogue. Thomas aquinas's exploration of miracles - the need to identify them is one example of how scientific and theological inquiry overlap.

Science and Religion - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. These 12 engaging lectures cover both the historical sweep and philosophical flashpoints of this epic interaction. The solution to modern conflicts is the study of history.

Such study will equip you to join that partnership with ideas and a clear, historical perspective on the science/religion relationship. You'll meet a 19th-century writer whose anti-catholic diatribe spread myths that persist today, the inspiration of Darwin's natural selection, the unexpected rationality of his accusers, and you'll learn about the courage and stubbornness of Galileo, and the religious implications of Lemaître's big bang theory.

What is the nature of the relationship between science and religion? When do they conflict? And how do they influence each other in the pursuit of knowledge and truth? While conventional wisdom says that science and theology must perpetually clash, they have actually been partners in an age-old adventure.

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The Historical Jesus


The Teaching Company - In these 24 lectures, you'll approach the subject of Jesus from a purely historical perspective. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll open the lectures with a discussion of the four New Testament Gospels, which everyone agrees are our principal sources of knowledge about Jesus.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Professor ehrman explains why it has proven so difficult to know about this ""Jesus of history. And he reveals the kinds of conclusions modern scholars have drawn. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

The Historical Jesus - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. After a brief consideration of the historical context of jesus's life in the political, and cultural history of 1st-century Palestine, social, you'll proceed to the second major part of these lectures: a fascinating, scholarly reconstruction of Jesus's words and deeds in light of the best available historical methods and evidence.

Here the focus shifts from the religion of Jesus to the religion about Jesus, or, in other words, from the search for the historical Jesus to the study of early Christianity. As you'll soon learn, the Gospels pose considerable challenges to scholars who want to know about the words and deeds of Jesus. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Biology: The Science of Life


The Teaching Company - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. As you read these words, researchers are delving ever deeper into the workings of living systems, improved methods of growing food, turning their discoveries into new medical treatments, and innovative products that are already changing the world.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Your newfound mastery of the fundamentals of biology will serve you in many ways-whether you want to read the headlines with greater insight, update a subject you studied long ago, view the natural world with new appreciation, become a better-informed voter and consumer, or gain the intellectual stimulation of understanding the basic principles that unite all living things.

Biology: The Science of Life - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer warranty included if purchased from the great Courses-- One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding biology-the intricate machinery of life-a progress to which the period we are living in right now has contributed the most.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Though facts and details are offered in abundance, it is always in the context of developing a context listeners can readily absorb.

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