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  1. In Search of English: The History of Our Mother Tongue

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    This series invites you to explore your heritage from an unconventional angle: through the origin and development of the English language. Leading your expedition is Christopher R. Fee, an award-winning professor and medievalist whose expertise spans Old English, Old Norse, and historical linguistics. In 24 lively lectures, you will survey the many iterations of English: from its earliest beginnings through the Old English of the Anglo-Saxons, the Early Modern English of Shakespeare, and the many dialects spoken today across the globe. Learn More
  2. The History of the Revolutionary War

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    The American Revolutionary War has inspired bestselling books, iconic paintings, and hit Broadway musicals. More than 250 years after the “shot heard around the world” was fired in Concord, questions about our past continue to enthrall us.

    But how revolutionary was the American Revolution?

    In 18 energetic lectures, West Point history professor Rob McDonald gets you to look past the politics and battle tactics to the underlying ideas that sparked the Revolution. For the first time, you’ll come to see it as far more than a war for independence.

     

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  3. Judaism: History, Beliefs, and Practices

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    Judaism is not only a religious faith but also a set of beliefs, practices, symbols, and institutions. More than that, it’s a civilization and culture of a people both diverse and united by a history of exile and perseverance. As an award-winning professor and an observant Jew, Howard Lupovitch brings a wealth of knowledge to his audio course on Judaism. With the balanced perspective of a scholar, he guides you through its rise, development, and diversification.

     

     

     

     

     

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  4. From the Round Table to the Holy Grail: A Journey with King Arthur

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    What is it about King Arthur that still holds our attention 1,500 years after he first materialized from the murky depths of history and legend?

    Celebrated medievalist Christopher R. Fee, Ph.D.—named one of America’s best professors—will transport you through space and time in search of answers. As you trace Arthur’s path across Britain, you will seek evidence of his existence in both literary and literal landscapes: from ancient manuscripts to modern day archaeological excavations.

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  5. The History of the Holocaust

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    What gave rise to one of the darkest chapters in human history?

    In The History of the Holocaust, you’ll reflect on the political, cultural, social, economic, religious, military, and broad historical context in which the extermination of more than five million Jews (and other minority demographics) occurred.

    Although it is difficult to look upon such bald faced evil with a scholar’s dispassion, Prof. Howard Lupovitch (Ph.D., Columbia University) pilots this series with great courage and insight.

     

     

     

     

     

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  6. The History of the Vikings: From the Baltic to Byzantium

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    “Scandinavian scavengers,” warlike pirates, raiders, and invaders—the Vikings have lately surfaced from the depths of maritime history to become some of mainstream America’s most adored ruffians.

    For medievalist Christopher R. Fee, Ph.D., the recent craze for all-things Viking is a mixed blessing. The spike in popular fascination often occasions the need to separate the wheat from the chaff: fact from fiction, history from myth, literature from legend.

    This series endeavors to right the ship by offering you a scholarly and thorough-going overview of Viking history, geography, literature, religion, and culture.

     

     

     

     

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  7. The Key to Understanding the Reformation

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    This series explores the reform efforts undertaken by three great Councils of the Church: Trent, Vatican I, and Vatican II. Stimulating theological discussions, amusing anecdotes, personal recollections, and touches of British humor are never in short supply with Fr. Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B., M.A., S.T.L., L.S.S. — a celebrated biblical scholar, member of the University of Oxford’s theology faculty, General Editor of The New Jerusalem Bible, Benedictine monk of Ampleforth Abbey, and one-time member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission (1997–2007).

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  8. Biblical Archaeology
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    Unearth the remains of over twenty centuries of civilizations in the Holy Land. In Biblical Archaeology, a 12-lecture course taught by leading archaeology expert Fr. Leslie J. Hoppe (Ph.D., Northwestern University), you will explore the material culture of the Holy Land’s Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim inhabitants alike, including such famous treasures as the Dome of the Rock and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Discover the legacy in stone still standing amidst the dust of civilizations.

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  9. Aristotle: Your Guide to Citizen Virtue

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    How can Aristotle help you become a more thoughtful and ethical person? This course gives you the rare opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts on Aristotle and political theory. With Cary J. Nederman, you’ll explore Aristotle’s historical, intellectual, and biographical backdrop. You’ll also draw connections between this context and his moral and political philosophies. Finally, you will consider the Aristotelian conception of human goodness. By studying his thought, you will find guidance for flourishing and realizing your potential.

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  10. Canon Law: How Does It Work?

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    Few truly know about Catholic canon law, and yet it affects every aspect of our religious activities and the Church’s mission. In this course, you will journey through 2,000 years of Church laws, some divinely given to us by Jesus, and others coming from humans. As you do so, you will come to understand the meaning of Jesus’ teaching that “the Sabbath law was made for humankind, and not humankind for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27). Learn More
  11. The Historical Jesus
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    Embark on the quest for the historical Jesus. In The Historical Jesus, you will explore the assumptions and methods of this quest, looking at major issues, radical reconstructions of Jesus, and his historical context. This course will help you to understand the key issues, the illuminating insights, and the problematic uncertainties that surround the fundamental question, “Who is Jesus?” Learn More
  12. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
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    Understand the philosophy behind religion in this essential course. As you will learn, the history of philosophy is deeply intertwined with that of religion. Learning about the philosophy of religion will help you understand your own Christian faith as never before. In these lectures, you will join a leading expert in exploring the “holiness of reason.” Learn More
  13. The Council of Trent: Answering the Reformation and Reforming the Church
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    Fr. John W. O'Malley, S.J., Ph.D. Learn More
  14. The Holy Land: A Pilgrimage through the Footsteps of Jesus (2nd Edition)
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    Embark on a life-changing journey through the Holy Land. Called a “Fifth Gospel,” the lands where Jesus lived illuminate the reality of His life and times. Now, Rev. Donald Senior, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, guides you on a virtual pilgrimage through the Holy Land. In this audio or video program, you will enrich your faith and gain deeper insights into the power and beauty of the Gospel message.

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  15. Vatican II and the Church of the Third Millennium
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    Explore the enduring power of Vatican’s II teachings in our day and age. In this audio or video series, you will look at Vatican II as a starting point for reflecting on the challenges facing the Catholic Church today. The council laid the foundations for a bold new vision of the church; now, it is our task to bring that vision to completion. Your guide for this powerful exploration is Dr. Richard Gaillardetz (Ph.D., Notre Dame), the President of the Catholic Theological Society. Learn More
  16. The Dead Sea Scrolls: Discovery and Impact
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    What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? In this 12-lecture series, you will join one of the world’s leading experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Prof. James VanderKam, in a fascinating journey through the history and significance of these astounding documents. You will study the archaeological excavations of the caves where the scrolls were found, the historical community in which they were written, and their significance for the Old and New Testaments. Learn More
  17. The Bible through the Ages
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    With billions of copies distributed throughout the world, the Bible is at once the greatest spiritual resource in the Christian tradition and history’s most influential book.

    How should we approach such a monumental text? This 24-lecture course surveys over two millennia of biblical interpretation. Moving chronologically from the first inheritance of Jewish scriptural approaches, you will explore the dominant strains of thought in antiquity and the Middle Ages, then onto the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the Enlightenment, before finally easing into contemporary literary critical discourse (characterized by postmodernism and feminism).

     

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    Fr. John W. O'Malley, S.J., Ph.D. Learn More
  19. Ancient Rome
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    Prof. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D. Learn More
  20. Ancient Greece
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    Prof. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D. Learn More
  21. Origins-of-Christianity
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    Professor David Zachariah Flanagin, Ph.D. Learn More
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    Fr. Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M., Ph.D. Learn More
  23. The Reformations
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    While we tend to imagine the Reformation as a single, unified movement, in actuality there were many reformations. In this essential 12-lecture course, you will dive head first into this fascinating and nuanced chapter of history. As you do, you’ll uncover multiple Protestant and Catholic reformations before and after Luther (and the ensuing Council of Trent) all the while gathering more information about their religious, political, social, economic, and cultural backdrops.

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    Prof. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D. Learn More
  25. Woods4Image

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    Fr. Richard Woods, O.P. Learn More

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