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  1. Are Science and Religion at War?

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    Why has science–religion dialogue gotten so heated?

    For some, science and religion occupy separate, irreconcilable spheres. For others, they share a common goal: to explore big questions and synthesize knowledge.

    Now, in this series of 17 one-on-one interviews, you have the privilege of hearing from leading voices in the debate. Most of the featured experts are professional scientists. While some consider religion irrelevant to science, many more find fulfillment in harmonizing their work with their beliefs.

     

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  2. Can Brain Explain Mind?

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    Can our physical brains fully explain the phenomenon of our minds?

    The same question that Descartes pondered in the seventeenth century continues to fascinate philosophers, theologians, and scientists in the twenty-first.

    Now, in this engaging three-part series, your host, Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, conducts wide-ranging interviews with 13 leading experts about the relationship between brain and mind. Each episode is crafted as a series of one-on-one interviews that responds to the title question.

     

     

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  3. Your Astonishing Brain

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    Everything we know and do—all the depth of thought, all the range of emotion, all the fullness of human achievement—springs from the brains in our heads.

    In three exciting episodes, you’ll hear 14 guest experts—including Deepak Chopra—share their knowledge of the human brain. Together, they offer you a clear picture of recent scientific and medical accomplishments and the impact of those accomplishments on our understanding of psychology and cognition.

    Discover the amazing and intricate workings of the brain with this all-star cast.

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  4. Is Our Will Truly Free?

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    Do you create your own destiny? Or does the universe deal you a hand that you have to play with?

    This series will stimulate your mind through a collection of profound and timeless questions about free will and determinism. Every answer raises fascinating new questions about morality, fate, consciousness, and the existence of a higher power.

    Note: Episodes One and Three—Is Free Will an Illusion? and Why is Free Will a Mystery?—were funded in part by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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  5. Thomas Merton on Augustine, Jerome, and Ambrose: The Philosophy of the Great Latin Fathers

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    In Christianity’s early years, three men laid the groundwork for the budding religion’s philosophy, theology, and learning. Seven centuries later, a spiritual visionary taught five gripping classes on these Church Fathers. Thomas Merton on Augustine, Jerome, and Ambrose transports these gems from the archives to the public for the first time. Taking a seat in the classroom where Merton taught novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani, you will explore the Doctors of the Church who shaped Western philosophy.

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  6. Is There Life After Death?

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    What happens when we die? There is no bigger question, and no shortage of potential answers.

    In this series of three episodes, your host, Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, holds sixteen engaging interviews with an eclectic lineup of experts.

    As you listen to these discussions about the possibility of eternal life, you will probe fascinating questions.

    Bursting at the seams with high-caliber thinkers, these three episodes promise to expand your view of the afterlife.

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  7. Does God Exist?

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    Does God exist? How do you justify your belief or unbelief to others? Always delicate, these questions are ones you rarely have the occasion to fully explore in daily life. Now, this bold series invites you to join some of the world’s leading thinkers in the serious civil conversation you crave. Daring to ask the big questions, your host, Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, holds 18 riveting one-on-one interviews with the leading figures of our day.

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  8. Does Evil Disprove God?

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    As you listen to this series of 15 one-on-one interviews, you will explore the most profound questions about God and creation. How do we distinguish between natural evil and moral evil? Does original sin explain everything? Why didn’t God prevent the Holocaust? What are we to make of Hell? And where does free will fit in? Now, in light of huge strides in psychology and neuroscience, this compelling series invites you to reconsider the problem of evil with today’s leading minds.

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  9. Wisdom from the World’s Religions
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    Who hasn’t wondered about life’s ultimate questions?Now, Wisdom from the World’s Religions folds the teachings of the great faith traditions into one easy and illuminating educational experience. Grounded in a comparative religionist approach, this audio series is broken down into 18 30-minute lectures. It serves as an introduction to the principles and practices of 11 major religions and more specifically the work of Sir John Templeton.

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  10. Why is Consciousness so Mysterious?

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    How do the microscopic particles that make up our brains cause us to experience the tranquil beauty of a setting sun, the haunting strains of Mozart’s Requiem, or the flush of romantic love?

    How, in short, can consciousness be explained?

    In this collection of three episodes, your host interviews 18 guest experts about the nuts and bolts as well as the illusory aspects of consciousness. Each episode is crafted as a series of one-on-one interviews that respond to the title question about consciousness.

     

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  11. Mindfulness, Meditation, and Happiness

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    In Mindfulness, Meditation, and Happiness, Professor Kenneth Rose (Ph.D., Harvard University), introduces you to the basic practices of meditation. In 24 informational and inspiring audio lectures, you’ll explore the spiritual roots of mindfulness alongside the burgeoning academic and scientific study of mindfulness in connection with human flourishing. Throughout, Dr. Rose counsels you on how to avail yourself of mindfulness practices en route to cultivating happiness.

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  12. Bernard Lonergan: Christianity’s Response to a Secular Age
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    Few thinkers in the history of the Catholic tradition have brought such a rich array of intellectual, scientific, spiritual, and religious resources to bear on faith and social cooperation in the public realm as the Canadian Jesuit philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984).

    From a similarly varied collection of perspectives, this 12-lecture audio course introduces you to the breadth of Lonergan’s thought—focusing on his account of how you can come to better know yourself through your web of natural, social, and religious “ecologies.”

     

     

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  13. Nature, Goodness, and God: The History of Natural Law Theory
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    With roots in Greco-Roman antiquity, natural law – the idea that human nature is guided by certain universal principles – has been a cornerstone of Western moral and political thought for centuries. Over the course of 12 lectures, award-winning professor Cary J. Nederman, Ph.D., traces the development of natural law theory from Aristotle into the post-World War II era. Throughout the series, you will get a flavor for the highly consequential ways in which natural law has both shaped our social institutions and been shaped by Christian thought.

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  14. God, Philosophy, and the Search for Life's Meaning
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    In this tour de force of a course, the University of Oxford’s Dr. Tim Mawson turns a thoughtful eye to the questions about existence you have undoubtedly asked yourself. An expert on the philosophy of religion, Dr. Mawson combines wit with masterful scholarship to explain deep philosophical topics in an easy-to-understand yet erudite manner. In 12 captivating lectures, you will look at how philosophers have debated the question of what our lives mean and how God factors into it.

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  15. 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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  16. Martin Luther and the Origins of Protestant Christianity

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    Five hundred years ago, one man forever changed the face of Christianity—and the Western world—as we know it. During the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther’s ideas remain as relevant as ever. Now, this ecumenical course introduces you to Luther’s life, late-medieval theology and politics, and the ideas that sparked a revolution. As you consider Luther’s context and ideas, you will transform your understanding of Christian history.

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  17. Duns Scotus: The Subtle Doctor

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    Explore the remarkable vision of Blessed John Duns Scotus with a leading expert on his life and thought. Duns Scotus, O.F.M., lived at the height of medieval scholasticism and became one of its premier luminaries. Commended as “the Subtle Doctor” for his nuanced yet keen insights, he is one of the greatest Christian thinkers. Now, you can join Sr. Mary Beth Ingham on a fascinating overview of his philosophy and theology. Let his vibrant vision inspire you today.

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  18. Thomas Aquinas

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    This course will have a profound impact on your faith and thinking. Thomas Aquinas, O.P. (1225–1274) ranks among Western history’s most influential thinkers. In this superb course, taught by an internationally renowned Aquinas expert, you will tour his towering thought while gaining powerful insights into your faith and values. You will cover his ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical theology. Under Prof. Stump’s guidance, you will see the world through his eyes.

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  19. St. Augustine’s Confessions: The Arc of Conversion
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    As Augustine famously writes in his Confessions, “the heart within us is restless until it rests in you.” These lectures will lead you into the restless heart of which Augustine speaks, one that is startled by grace and desiring of peace. Discover his spiritual masterpiece anew in this course. You will come to see how the Confessions is both his most personal and universal work—one that has had incalculable influence in the history of Christianity and Western philosophy. Learn More
  20. Hans Urs von Balthasar: Rediscovering Holistic Christianity
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    Explore the profound spirituality of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Born in Switzerland, Balthasar (1905–1988) was one of the most prolific and sophisticated Catholic thinkers of the twentieth century. As you will discover, Balthasar’s theology provides a powerful model for the Catholic Church in the modern world. In this audio/video course, you will join Balthasar expert Dr. Kevin Mongrain (Ph.D., Yale University) in exploring this great theologian. Experience the power of Balthasar’s vision today. Learn More
  21. Thomas Merton on Thomistic Thought and the Ways of God
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    Explore the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and his followers as you listen to the voice of Thomas Merton, who delivered these five talks to novice monks in the 1960s. This set of remastered recordings focuses on De divinis moribus (“On the Ways of God”), a short work attributed to St.
    Thomas Aquinas. Under his guidance, you will explore the simple, perfect, infinite,
    and immutable nature of God. Join Thomas Merton in imitating the divine today.

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  22. Karl Rahner: Theologian of Grace
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    Encounter the towering thought of Karl Rahner (1904–84), one of the most significant voices in Catholic theology in the twentieth century. In this 12-lecture course, you will journey through Rahner’s life, thought, and works. Under the guidance of Rahner expert Fr. Richard Lennan, you will explore his theology of grace, which lies at the heart of his works. Karl Rahner’s powerful theology will help you encounter God’s profound presence in history and our world today. Learn More
  23. The Golden Rule: A Moral Ideal for the World
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    “Treat others as you want to be treated.” This idea, called the Golden Rule, is a foundational idea in cultures and philosophies throughout the world. Now you can join one of the world’s authorities on the Golden Rule in exploring its applications in the teachings of Jesus, philosophers throughout history, and modern thinkers. In 12 lectures, you will explore four essential areas of the Golden Rule: its basic applications, how it relates to religion, practicing the Golden Rule, and its history. Learn More
  24. The Search for Wholeness
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    Prof. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D. Learn More

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