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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. Thomas Merton on Franz Kafka
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    Originally recorded in 1967 and newly remastered to enhance your listening experience,this audio set collects four talks on Franz Kafka that Thomas Merton delivered during the month of June. A hugely influential writer from the 20th century, Kafka (1883–1924) was a German-speaking Jew born in Prague. Now, you have the rare opportunity to hear Merton—the English professor-turned-monk and a literary genius in his own right—discuss the novel The Castle as a metaphor for the monastic life.

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  5. An Exceptional History: The Birth of American Democracy

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    In 15 erudite lectures, history professor and author Jeffrey B. Webb gets you to realize that there was nothing inevitable about the coming of democracy to America. Now, you can explore its miraculous and fragile origins in the colonial and revolutionary eras (1607–1790). The recipient of numerous teaching and research awards—including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities—Prof. Webb guides you through a deep and meaningful exploration of key moments in American history at which our future democratic institutions were shaped and tested.

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  6. Great Medieval Mystics

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    In 18 audio lectures, medieval literature expert Christopher R. Fee, Ph.D., invites you to examine the foremost mystics from the Middle Ages through the lens of their greatest challenge: expression. You’ll rejoice in this fresh approach to the mystical tradition, grounded in history and letters but elevated by the mystery of the soul. A natural and energetic speaker, Prof. Fee sets every aspect of his subject ablaze. You’ll find his enthusiasm infectious.

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  7. The Secrets to Making It Work: The Art and Science of Hope-Filled Relationships

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    How can you strengthen your relationship? A seasoned clinical psychologist, award-winning professor, and husband of almost 50 years, Everett Worthington is best known for developing the REACH Forgiveness model—an innovative forgiveness intervention used widely throughout the world. Now, this 15-lecture course applies the same evidence-based research that made him famous to the vexed question of relationship satisfaction. Improve your emotional bond with your partner through the Hope-Focused Approach to Couple Enrichment.

     

     

     

     

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  8. Your Spiritual Workout: Daily Exercises to Keep Your Faith Healthy
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    In a fast-paced world that places constant demands on your time and attention, it’s easy to fall out of step with your inner spiritual life.

    For 500 years, the Spiritual Exercisesof Ignatius Loyola—perhaps the greatest self-help book ever written—has guided countless men and women to discern God’s will in their lives.

    Now, this course breaks down St. Ignatius’s insights into 15 convenient audio lectures, giving you daily “workouts” to foster your spiritual fitness.

     

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  9. America’s Religious History

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    How has religion—in all its varieties—contributed to the flavor of life in the melting pot? These 24 audio lectures bring you face to face with the fascinating people, movements, groups, beliefs, and practices that have made the US one of the most religiously diverse nations in the history of the world. Your guide is Professor Peter A. Huff, an expert on religious pluralism in the US and the co-editor of the volume Knowledge and Belief in America.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Sharp: How to Boost Memory and Stay Brain Healthy at Any Age

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    How can you keep your brain sharp at any age? Drawing on the explosion of new evidence about brain health, Dr. Richard Isaacson, M.D., shows you how to protect, engage, and exercise your brain over time. It’s not just about living longer, but living better.

    You will reap a host of priceless benefits from this 12-lecture series if you follow Dr. Isaacson’s advice. Using science, you can take proactive steps today to keep your brain healthy and sharp.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25.  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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