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Posted by Anna Watkins on November 20, 2015

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    The terror of history

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    The terror of history mystics, heretics, and witches in the western tradition

    Ruiz, Teofilo F., 1943-

    A study of mysticism, heresy, apocalyptic movements, and the witch craze in Europe between 1000 and 1700.

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    No excuses

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    No excuses existentialism & the meaning of life

    Solomon, Robert C.

    This lecture course explores existentialism and the leading writers and philosophers who have been associated with this philosophical movement.

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    Practicing mindfulness

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    Practicing mindfulness : an introduction to meditation

    Muesse, Mark W, 1957- (Mark William.

    24 30 minutes lectures on 12 audio CDs. Vol.1 contains lectures 1-12, Vol. 2 contains lectures 13-24.

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    The science of mindfulness

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    The science of mindfulness : a research-based path to well-being

    Siegel, Ronald D., author, presenter.

    "[R]eveals the science behind mindfulness in compelling detail and demonstrates its application to an extraordinary range of human problems--psychological, social, and medical" -- from publisher's web site.

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    Influence

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    Great minds of the Eastern intellectual tradition

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    Great minds of the Eastern intellectual tradition

    Hardy, Grant, 1961-

    Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. When most of us study philosophy, we're focusing only on the Western intellectual tradition brought about by people such as Aristotle, Descartes, and Nietzsche. But to understand the Western intellectual tradition is to only get half of the story. Just as important, and just as valid a contribution to philosophy, is the Eastern intellectual tradition. Eastern philosophy is also the product of thousands of years of thought and was also built up by a distinct group of brilliant thinkers. Among these are Buddha, Confucius, Gandhi, and Zarathustra. Their ideas demonstrate fascinating, wholly different ways of approaching, understanding, and solving the same fundamental questions that concerned the West's greatest thinkers, such as the existence of God, the meaning of life, the nature of truth and reality, the organization of government and society, the significance of suffering, and the roots of a well-lived life. To explore Eastern perspectives on these issues is to embark on an illuminating journey into the heart of grand, but often unfamiliar, civilizations. It's also a thought-provoking way to understand the surprising connections and differences between East and West, and to strengthen your knowledge of cultures that play increasingly important roles in our globalized 21st-century world.

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    Cultural literacy for religion

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    Cultural literacy for religion everything the well-educated person should know

    Berkson, Mark.

    "When does the Jewish Sabbath begin? Who are Vishnu and Shiva? What are Buddhism's Four Noble Truths? What are the Five Pillars of Islam? These questions are more than an academic exercise. Religious belief has been innate to humans everywhere and in every age, from the time of the Neanderthals to the 21st century. It's also one of the strongest motivators of human behavior and has a profound impact on all aspects of our culture-- our spiritual beliefs, our rituals, our politics, and the very foundations of our democracy. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans fail basic tests about religion, including their own faith, according to polls conducted by Gallup and the Pew Research Forum. This is troublesome, because religious literacy is about so much more than naming deities or knowing the stories of ancient history. A basic understanding of religion is crucial for today's educated citizen" -- from publisher's web site.

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    Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

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    Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Muesse, Mark W. (Mark William), 1957-

    Professor Muesse examines the four religious giants both separately and comparatively in an effort to grasp the essential features of their lives and to explore the factors that contributed to their greatness. He discusses the similarities and differences in their messages, in the patterns of their lives, and in the ways they impacted their followers and the rest of the world.

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    The history of Christian theology

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    The history of Christian theology

    Cary, Phillip, 1958-

    In these thirty-six lectures, Professor Cary offers an overview of the development of Christian theology, from the writings of St. Paul and the formation of doctrines in the Middle Ages, through the Protestant Reformation, to the Vatican Councils.

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    The Old Testament

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    The Old Testament

    Levine, Amy-Jill, 1956-

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    The New Testament

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    The New Testament

    Ehrman, Bart D.

    Provides a historical context to foster a fuller understanding of contemporary events and people in the New Testament. Discuses distinguishing characteristics between the Greco-Roman cults and Judaism and Christianity, Jesus as a historical figure, and each of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament.

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    Augustine

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    Augustine philosopher and saint

    Cary, Phillip, 1958-

    12 thirty-minute lectures on 6 audio CDs.

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    The conservative tradition

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    The conservative tradition

    Allitt, Patrick.

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    Cycles of American political thought

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    Cycles of American political thought

    Kobylka, Joseph Fiske.

    Professor Joseph F. Kobylka, Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University covers the history of American political thought in this course of 36 lectures.

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    Espionage and covert operations

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    China, India, and the United States

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    America and the new global economy

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    America and the new global economy

    Taylor, Timothy, 1960-

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    The art of storytelling

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    The art of storytelling from parents to professionals

    Harvey, Hannah Blevins.

    "So how do you tell stories that stick-- in your own mind and in the minds of your family, friends, colleagues, and clients? That's precisely what you'll learn in The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals, an enthralling course that reveals the tried-and-true methods experienced storytellers use to develop and tell engaging, entertaining, and memorable tales. In 24 lectures, Professor Hannah B. Harvey of East Tennessee State University demonstrates how to master the art form's basic principles with the same witty, dynamic energy that has made her an internationally recognized professional storyteller and award-winning educator. Even if you never plan to set foot on a stage, knowing what a professional storyteller does in the process of crafting and delivering a tale allows you to enhance the stories you tell everyday-- to your children at bedtime, in your conversational anecdotes, and in your presentations at work. Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from the lessons presented in this course" -- from publisher's web site.

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    Customs of the world

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    Earth's changing climate

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    Earth's changing climate

    Wolfson, Richard.

    12 lectures delivered by Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College.

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    How to look at and understand great art

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    Great American music

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    Great American music Broadway musicals

    Messenger, Bill.

    Professor Messenger of Johns Hopkins University delivers lectures on the history of musicals and Broadway.

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    Analysis and critique

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    Writing creative nonfiction

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    Writing creative nonfiction

    Mazzeo, Tilar J.

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    Building great sentences

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    The history of world literature

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    The history of world literature

    Voth, Grant L.

    This set explores cross-cultural themes, techniques, and modes of representation over nearly 5,000 years of history. The focus of the individual lectures is on themes as they are repeated, echoed, and modified through time. The unifying thread for the course as a whole is the evolution of storytelling.

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    Heroes and legends

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    A day's read

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    A day's read

    Join three literary scholars and award-winning professors as they introduce you to dozens of short masterpieces that you can finish, and engage with, in a day or less with A Day's Read. Professor Arnold Weinstein of Brown University and Professor Grant L. Voth of Monterey Peninsula College, two of our most popular literature professors, are joined by award-winning Professor Emily Allen of Purdue University. Together, all three offer you their unique scholarly perspectives on short books from across time and around the world. Cf. Publisher's website.

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    The skeptic's guide to the great books

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    The art of reading

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    The art of reading

    Spurgin, Timothy.

    "These lectures demonstrate how to read fiction carefully for full enjoyment. The lectures begin with basic concepts from simpler stories before progressing into books famous for their complexity. The lectures explain literary devices such as irony and foreshadowing and show how skilled authors have used such devices to great effect in classic works of literature." -- P. [4] of guidebook cover.

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    Classics of American literature

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    Classics of American literature

    Weinstein, Arnold.

    Professor Weinstein presents eighty-four lectures on the great classics of American literature, showing how such authors as Irving, Poe, Thoreau, Hemingway, and Faulkner bring the past to life, changing as each generation steps forward to interpret it anew.

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    The Iliad of Homer

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    The Iliad of Homer

    Vandiver, Elizabeth, 1956-

    Professor Vandiver makes it clear why, after almost 3,000 years, the Homeric epics remain not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told, but also two of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Questions include, why does Achilles rage? What are the limits of our freedom? Who or what shapes our actions and our ends? Why do we love our own so strongly? Where is the line between justice and revenge, and what does it mean to be mortal?.

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    The Odyssey of Homer

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    The Odyssey of Homer

    Vandiver, Elizabeth, 1956-

    Professor Vandiver makes it clear why, after almost 3,000 years, the Homeric epics remain not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told, but also two of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Questions include, why does Odysseus long so powerfully to go home? What are the limits of our freedom? Who or what shapes our actions and our ends? What holds people together and keeps them going--or drives them apart and crushes them--in extreme situations such as war or shipwreck? Why do we love our own so strongly? Where is the line between justice and revenge, and what does it mean to be mortal?.

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    Classics of Russian literature

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    Utopia and terror in the 20th century

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    Utopia and terror in the 20th century

    Liulevicius, Vejas G.

    Examines the fundamental question of our times: why was the 20th century so violent? It looks at the ideologies that promised utopias and total solutions to social problems and relates the terrible human toll of attempts to realize these ideas.

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    The other side of history

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    The other side of history daily life in the ancient world

    Garland, Robert, 1947-

    People who are anonymous and whose lives are usually ignored in traditional historical accounts are no less important than more prominent individuals in influencing the flow of events. These ordinary, but often heroic, people are the focus of this course. Each of the 48 lectures looks at history from a nontraditional perspective, that of the weak and marginalized-- the poor, sick, disabled, and elderly, as well as the refugees, slaves, women, children, and common soldiers.

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    The Persian empire

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    The Persian empire

    Lee, John W. I.

    Recent scholarship examining the Persian Empire from the Persian perspective has discovered a major force that has had a lasting influence on the world in terms of administration, economics, religion, architecture, and more. In fact, the Persian Empire was arguably the worlds first global power ; a diverse, multicultural empire with flourishing businesses and people on the move.

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    The barbarian empires of the Steppes

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    The barbarian empires of the Steppes

    The relationship and influence of the nomadic peoples of the Eurasian Steppe (vast region of prairies stretching from Europe to the Pacific) on the on the sedentary civilizations of Europe, East Asia, the Middle East and India.

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    The fall and rise of China

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    The fall and rise of China

    Baum, Richard, 1940-

    Professor Baum delivers forty-eight 30-minute lectures tracing China's tumultous journey from the decline and fall of the 19th-century Manchu dynasty to its rise from the ashes of revolutionary Maoism to become an aspiring 21st-century superpower.

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    Understanding Japan

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    Understanding Japan a cultural history

    Ravina, Mark, 1961-

    Lecturer Mark J. Ravina presents a series of 24 30-minute lectures on the culture of Japan, from prehistoric through contemporary times.

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    The history of the United States

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    The history of the United States

    Guelzo, Allen C.

    84 lectures that chronicle the history of the United States from colonial origins to the beginning of the 21st century.

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    The skeptic's guide to American history

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