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  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. Jesus, Paul, and the Early Christians

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    Jesus comes to me and you through thousands of years of imagery and writing—a vast web of material that often does more to obscure than reveal. Now, one of America’s greatest living storytellers retells the greatest story ever told with unprecedented clarity and insight. In 21 lectures on the lives of two figures who changed the world, Jesus, Paul, and the Early Christians promises to engage your mind and rekindle your spiritual imagination.

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  4. 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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  5. The Bill of Rights: Understanding the Constitution and Your Freedoms

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    From free speech to fair trials, many of your rights as an American are guaranteed by the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Known as the Bill of Rights, this enduring document continues to inspire debate and shape our lives. For an enjoyable, memorable, and illuminating discussion of what Madison once called “the Great Rights of Mankind,” look no further than The Bill of Rights: Understanding the Constitution and Your Freedoms.

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  6. Eschatology: The Theology of Ultimate Hope

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    Every week, Catholics profess their faith in a “world without end” and “the resurrection of the body.” How can eschatology—the study of the Last Things—strengthen your hope in these beliefs? In this audio course, veteran Boston College professor Father Harvey Egan, will change the way you think about existence, both in this life and beyond it. With his riveting lectures, you will see how eschatology focuses not on doom and gloom—but on a new world of justice, healing, and hope.

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  7. The Science of Influence: An Introduction to Social Psychology

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    Why do people do what they do? What governs our thoughts and actions? You might think that personality plays the biggest role in behavior, but the field of social psychology indicates otherwise. In this 18-lecture course, you’ll see how situational factors can cause people to act in surprising ways—exhibiting dramatic levels of joy, aggression, creativity, prejudice, or compassion. Listen now to discover how the theories and findings of social psychology have shaped a host of applied domains, including education, business, health, law, and environmental sustainability.

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  8. Is ESP Real?: The Science of a Sixth Sense

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    Now is your chance to explore the science of a so-called “sixth sense” with the pioneers of parapsychology. In this series of three fascinating episodes, Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn—neuroscientist and author of 25 books—hosts 11 guest experts for a discussion of ESP and its challenge to the scientific or physical-only worldview: not least its implications for the extension of consciousness beyond death

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  9. Resilience: The New Science of Mastering Stress and Living Well

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    This is not your everyday stress-management course. This is a life-changing stress-mastering course.

    Resilience: The New Science of Mastering Stress and Living Well takes a wide-angle view of “stress” by asking one simple but important question: what is stress, and what can you do about it?

    In 12 lectures, this course will teach you ways not only to cope with stressors but also to avert the creation of unwanted and unwelcome stress.

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  10. Brilliant: The New Science of Decision-Making

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    Peppered with amusing anecdotes and eye-opening case studies, Dr. Barry Schwartz’s 14 audio lectures give you the tools to master the art of decision-making. Synthesizing groundbreaking research with the same keen insight that made his book The Paradox of Choice a hit, he uses fresh examples that resonate with modern audiences.

    Join Dr. Schwartz for an exhilarating discussion of decision-making in matters ranging from public policy to personal finance and professional sports. It might be the best decision you’ll ever make.

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  11. The Real History of Witches and Witch-Hunting

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    In the shadow of one of Western civilization’s most creative and dynamic periods—the age of Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Galileo, and Descartes—emerged another reality. The persecution of “witches.” Why? Holding doctorates in both medieval history and theology, Prof. Fudge teaches courses on witch-hunting, medieval Europe, and heresy. Under his tutelage you will discover how a culture of paranoia developed, why those ideas appealed to men and women in the 16th and 17th centuries, and what effects linger even today. Learn More
  12. Learning to Learn: Mental Tools to Master Any Subject

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    In Learning to Learn: Mental Tools to Master Any Subject, a 12-lecture audio course, you’ll explore the expansive terrain of human learning from many angles. Your guide is Dr. Joshua Eyler, an expert in the science of learning and evidence-based teaching practices. With him, you’ll probe the biological, cognitive, and social aspects of learning before discussing strategies and techniques for improving your individual capacity to learn.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Thomas Merton on Literature: John Milton, T. S. Eliot, and Edwin Muir

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    How can poetry help us understand the world, both past and present?

    Thomas Merton’s life and works are the stuff of legend. His dual identity as a monk and literati make him the premier guide to poetic expression. By tying together an array of writers—from a budding rock star to an epic English poet who helped Merton through his dark night of the soul—you will journey to the heart of the poetic imagination.

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  16. The Science of Behavior: Understanding Human Psychology

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    How do we perceive the world around us? What drives us? Why is it important to understand our minds and motivations, along with those of others?

    The last century has witnessed incredible strides in answering questions like these. Now, this course offers you an invigorating introduction to the field of psychology. In 21 audio lectures, award-winning psychologist Professor Lawrence Wichlinski explores a sweeping arc of psychological phenomena, prompting you to adopt different perspectives along the way.

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  17.  Four Portraits of Jesus: Introducing Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

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    This 24-part lecture course invites you to sort through the important differences among Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

    As you will see, each Gospel offers a compelling depiction of Jesus. Acclaimed New Testament scholar Professor Ian Boxall asks you to imagine these four depictions as portraits. Much like an artist from one era might depict a subject differently than would an artist from another—picture a lifelike Rembrandt next to a prismatic Picasso—so the evangelists “paint” Jesus in different lights.

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  18. 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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  19. History of the Supreme Court

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    Now is your chance to explore the law of the land with an acclaimed expert on the United States Constitution and the Supreme Court. In 24 stimulating lectures, you will survey the history of the Supreme Court from its inception in 1789 through the present day.

    As you examine landmark decisions and key players in the history of the Supreme Court, you will arrive at a fuller understanding of its role in both shaping and responding to larger developments across American society.

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  20. Great Wine: How to Understand and Enjoy the World’s 10 Best Wine Varietals

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    In this 12-part program, Australian Master of Wine Rob Geddes shares some tricks of the trade with the casual wine-drinker. He takes for his basis a beautiful metaphor in which each bottle of wine is a book that tells three stories—where it came from, who made it, and what it's made of. The catch is that the stories are “written” in the language of grape varieties. Geddes teaches you step-by-step how to “decode” this language.

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  21. Media Psychology: Understanding the Media’s Subconscious Influence

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    Professor Douglas A. Gentile, Ph.D., leads cutting-edge research on topics such as media violence, video game addiction, the problems with media ratings, screen time and school performance, prosocial media effects, and the power of parents. An acclaimed lecturer, he distills his wealth of experience for you into 21 captivating lectures. As you progress through the series, you will gain the knowledge necessary to maximize the benefits and minimize the potential harms of various media on yourself and those you love. 

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  22. The History of the Vietnam War

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    Using newly available archival and source material from the United States and Vietnam, Professor Robert K. Brigham, Ph.D.—the celebrated co-author, with Robert S. McNamara, of Argument Without End (1999)—reexamines policies from the Vietnam War era.

    In 24 lectures, you will grapple with the legacy of the Vietnam War today. Under Prof. Brigham’s expert guidance, you will reexamine this momentous chapter in American history.

     

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  23. Freedom of Speech: Understanding the First Amendment

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    Free speech lies at the heart of what it means to be an American. It was something the Founding Fathers recognized early on—in the first 45 words of the Bill of Rights.

    In this 12-lecture audio course, First Amendment expert Professor David L. Hudson, Jr., leads you on a gripping tour of free speech law in the United States. Holding it up as a blueprint for personal liberty, you will examine the history of the First Amendment as well as the terminology and theories that undergird it.

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  24. 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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  25. The Science of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

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    In this course, you will study the scientific approach to forgiveness and the ways in which it complements approaches advocated by philosophers and theologians throughout history. Your guide is Professor Everett Worthington, Ph.D.—who is part of the generation that first began to study forgiveness scientifically and clinically. He brings decades of experience in couple counseling and scientific research to the fore. You’ll find that the scientific approach to forgiveness will indelibly enrich your life and relationships.

     

     

     

     

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