The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

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#ad - Describing the apocalypse as a roller coaster that hurtles you down into the abyss amid scenes of monsters and plagues, Professor Koester stresses that if you are reading Revelation and want to despair, only to send you flying upward toward views of pure light, then you've stopped reading too soon. What are we to make of the book of revelation, with all its dramatic events and rich symbolism? Get an authoritative guide to this extraordinary work in 24 thought-provoking and enlightening lectures, divided into three parts: the historical and intellectual background of the Apocalypse; a close reading of John's text, focusing on the meaning of its images; and the wide-ranging impact of the book on Christian and Western history.

You need to turn the page and look to the next chapter, because there will be a wonderful message of hope waiting for you. He also introduces major figures in history who have been powerfully drawn to the Apocalypse, among them St. And as you learn with this lecture series, you'll find that the Apocalypse you've heard about pales beside the real one.

The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History #ad - Augustine who saw it as timeless and symbolic rather than literal, Martin Luther who decoded it to reach a remarkable theological insight, and Sojourner Truth who was inspired by the book to work tirelessly for women's rights and the abolition of slavery. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

. Throughout these lectures, how that meaning can be applied to our own lives, Professor Koester focuses on what John actually wrote in the Apocalypse, what his situation tells us about his meaning, and how contemporary biblical scholars relate Revelation to the modern world.

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Revelation and the End of All Things

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Eerdmans #ad - Koester's exceptional grasp of revelation's history, and purpose allows him to present the book's message in a way that is clear, text, engaging, and meaningful to modern readers. Revelation and the end of all things is a highly readable guide to Revelation that engages the questions people most often ask about this difficult book in the Bible.

After discussing sensationalistic interpretations of Revelation -- showing how these approaches work and why they are problematic -- Craig Koester ably leads readers through the entire book of Revelation, keeping in mind the situation of both first-century and twenty-first-century readers.

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Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation

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The Great Courses #ad - Your satisfaction is important to us, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, warps, or gets damaged, we will replace it free of charge. While his goal is to uncover and examine the bible's multiple perspectives, and to present the books of the Old and New Testament as narratives that can be studied the same way one would study any great work of literature, Professor Koester always highlights the spiritual importance these stories have had for people and communities throughout the world.

If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information. Engaging in a dialogue with these multiple readings and voices brings a greater appreciation of just how intricate, vibrant, and abidingly meaningful the Bible is.

Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation #ad - Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Yet for all its importance to believers and nonbelievers alike, we rarely engage the Bible in its own context: as a collection of unique narratives that were only later united into what we now know as?the Old and New Testaments. Koester of luther seminary, these 36 lectures guide you through great ancient stories, opening new meanings and inspiration from these powerful texts.

Delivered by religion scholar and acclaimed professor Craig R. And these different texts-historical narratives, songs, poems, dramatic visions, letters-reveal as much about human storytelling as they do about the human spirit.

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The Great Courses: Lost Christianities - Christian Scriptures and the Battles...

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The Great Courses #ad - What did the "other" scriptures followed by early christians say? do they exist today? How could such outlandish ideas ever be considered Christian? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative questions that arise from these 24 thrilling lectures.

You'll explore the gnostic gospel of truth one of the most powerful and moving expositions of the joy of salvation to survive from Christian antiquity, imaginative, and the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles which provide legendary, the Infancy Gospels which describe events leading up to Jesus' birth and during his young childhood, and entertaining accounts of the activities of Jesus' closest followers.

The fascinating heart of this lecture series is its exploration of the Scriptures that were read and considered authoritative by these Christian sects. These lectures focus on the remarkable fact that many of the struggles of early Christians were not against pagans or other nonbelievers but against other Christians.

The Great Courses: Lost Christianities - Christian Scriptures and the Battles... #ad - . Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor ehrman will introduce you to these fascinating groups, including the Ebionites Jewish Christians who accepted a non-divine Jesus as the Messiah, the Marcionites who believed the God of the Old Testament and the God of Jesus were different, and the Gnostics who believed in other deities aside from the one true God.

Join the dramatic search for lost Christianities and learn why it's considered such an appealing subject to study. They provide a fascinating opportunity to study little known and sometimes controversial Scriptures that might have become part of the Bible.

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The Higgs Boson and Beyond

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#ad - Award-winning theoretical physicist Sean Carroll, a brilliant researcher as well as a gifted speaker who excels in explaining scientific concepts to the public, is perfectly positioned to tell this story. And, when it was announced with great fanfare in 2012 that physicists has succeeded in creating and identifying this all-important new particle, the discovery was celebrated around the world.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. And yet, exactly, virtually no one who read that news could tell you what, the Higgs boson was, and why its discovery was so important that we had to spend 10 billion dollars and build the single largest and most complex device in the history of mankind in order to find it.

The Higgs Boson and Beyond #ad - You also get an in-depth view of the large Hadron Collider - the largest machine ever built, and the device responsible for finally revealing the concept of the Higgs boson as reality. In this 12-lecture masterpiece of scientific reporting, you'll learn everything you need to know to fully grasp the significance of this discovery, including the basics of quantum mechanics; the four forces that comprise the Standard Model of particle physics; how these forces are transmitted by fields and particles; and the importance of symmetry in physics.

Manufacturer warranty included if Purchased From The Great Courses-- The discovery of the Higgs boson is a triumph of modern physics. When you understand the details, this story ranks as one of the most thrilling in the history of modern science. The hunt for the higgs was the subject of wide media attention due to the cost of the project, the complexity of the experiment, and the importance of its result.

By the end, you'll understand how the Higgs boson verifies the final piece in the Standard Model of particle physics, and how its discovery validates and deepens our understanding of the universe.

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The Great Courses-the Old Testament, Part 1 & 2

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The Teaching Company #ad - The method of the course is to discuss especially interesting or prominent passages from a cross-section of all the genres the Old Testament contains, using each passage as an example of how to apply a particular method of interpretation to the Bible. Even if you know the old testament well, cross-cultural studies, you will find it enlightening to hear Professor Levine discuss how it appears against the larger background of the ancient Near East as revealed by research in archaeology, and comparative religion.

She provides clear examples of how various approaches to biblical research and interpretation can enrich your understanding of this inexhaustibly fruitful and powerful text. Professor levine's commentary thoughtfully explores selected passages from the texts called the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh.

The Great Courses-the Old Testament, Part 1 & 2 #ad - Contemporary politics is inextricably intertwined with it, from conflict in the Middle East to the claim by many in the United States that a return to "biblical values" is warranted. It influenced the pilgrims to leave england in the 17th century; it inspired the founders of the new republic in the 18th; it roused both slaves and abolitionists to seek a new Moses and sponsor a new Exodus in the 19th and the Jews to establish a homeland in the 20th.

The old testament is cited on the floor of the Senate and from the bench in the courtroom. Of course, 24 lectures cannot hope to cover the Old Testament in its entirety. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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