History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon (The Great Courses)

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The New Testament stands unchallenged, in the words of Professor Bart D. Ehrman, not only as the “‘bestseller’ of all time,” but also as the most important “book—or collection of books—in the history of Western civilization.” Yet how many of us, Christian or otherwise, are as knowledgeable about the New Testament as we would like […]

The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation (The Great Courses)

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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 […]

History of Christian Theology (The Great Courses)

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Some 2,000 years ago, a man walked the earth who had a greater impact than any other person in history. Lowly born, he rose to prominence as he spread his vision of the redemption of the world. He attracted the attention of faithful disciples and suspicious local authorities. Eventually, he was tried, convicted, and executed. […]

History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon (The Great Courses)

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The New Testament stands unchallenged, in the words of Professor Bart D. Ehrman, not only as the “‘bestseller’ of all time,” but also as the most important “book—or collection of books—in the history of Western civilization.” Yet how many of us, Christian or otherwise, are as knowledgeable about the New Testament as we would like […]

King Arthur: History and Legend (The Great Courses)

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The saga of King Arthur and his knights and ladies is perhaps the most enduringly popular mythic tradition of Western civilization. For over 1500 years, the Arthurian narrative has enthralled writers, artists, and a limitless audience in countries spanning the Western world and beyond—and its appeal continues unabated in our own times. With origins in […]

Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History (The Great Courses)

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Everybody is a public speaker. Maybe you’re delivering a corporate presentation or interviewing for a new job. Maybe you’re a teacher lecturing students or a citizen addressing a neighborhood association. Maybe you’re arguing a case before a courtroom or persuading book club members about the merits of your latest read. Whatever the situation, being able […]

Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917 (The Great Courses)

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History at its most interesting is complex, a fascinating whirl of events, personalities, and forces, and few periods of history offer us such captivating complexity as Europe’s 19th “century”—the often-broadly defined period from the French Revolution to World War I that formed the foundation of the modern world. How was that foundation built? And what […]

Great Presidents (The Great Courses)

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It was one of the most audacious decisions in American history. The founders of the American Republic created a new kind of leadership office. It would be a strong and independent president who commanded the armed forces and led the executive branch of government. Through this act of genius, the founders put in place the […]

Turning Points in Modern History (The Great Courses)

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Get a unique and rewarding view of world history by immersing yourself in the fascinating story of the discoveries, inventions, upheavals, and ideas that shaped the modern world. What do the fall of Constantinople, the French Revolution, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the invention of the Internet all have in common? If any one of these […]

High School Level-Early American History: Native Americans through the Forty-Niners (The Great Courses)

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Make American history come alive for your student with this excellent 30- lecture course by nationally recognized educator Linwood Thompson. Covering the first half of America’s fascinating history from the settlement of the continent by Native Americans through to the California Gold Rush of 1849, this course is taught with unusual creativity and innovation. Every […]