Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

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The Great Courses #ad - Paul, dylan thomas, albert Camus, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. Many religious traditions teach that a form of regular death reflection can deepen one's appreciation for life, " Professor Berkson notes. Bringing together theology, philosophy, sociology, literature, biology, anthropology, and other fields, psychology, they are a brilliant compendium of how human beings have struggled to come to terms with mortality.

After thousands of years of pondering it, we still find death one of life's most perplexing mysteries. Many cultures view death as a window into the true meaning of life. These 24 lectures looking at this often feared subject are an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life's only certainty.

Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures #ad - These voices include the Buddha, St. As the poet rainer maria Rilke wrote, 'Whoever rightly understands and celebrates death at the same time magnifies life. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll encounter everything from ancient burial practices, the phenomenon of near-death experiences, traditional views of the afterlife, and the five stages of grief to the question of killing during wartime, and even 21st-century theories about transcending death itself.

With personal and cultural enlightenment as the overarching goal, cultures, professor Berkson provides you with eye-opening answers to several major questions surrounding death, including: How do we think about death? How do religions approach death? When if ever is it justified to take a life? You'll also hear a chorus of voices from multiple disciplines, and ages as they offer sometimes shocking and sometimes refreshing perspectives on death.

And in some traditions, it can actually lead to spiritual transformation or awakening.

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Zoology: Understanding the Animal World

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It's a wide, wild world out there. Throughout these lectures, dive into the different orders of life on our planet from the ocean depths to the highest tree tops, you'll explore the fundamentals of zoology including the relationship between genetics and environment, and investigate special subjects intriguing today's zoologists including animal behavior and conservation.

Dr. And with these engaging lectures, you'll be better equipped to get out there and discover its animal wonders. As much as we love a trip to the zoo, the truth is that you can't learn everything there is to know about animals with an occasional brief visit. Moore has crafted a wonderful introduction to zoology that brings you up close and personal with a breathtaking variety of animal species through the eyes of a trained zoologist.

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Sacred Texts of the World

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The Great Courses The Teaching Company #ad - In addition to studying the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds, you'll discover religious texts from vastly differing cultures around the world. These are texts that people live by and, at times, are willing to die for. In addition to the hebrew and christian bibles and the quran of islam, as well as the beloved texts of religions such as Zoroastrianism and Jainism, the Buddhist Sutras, Daoism's Daodejing, major sacred writings include the Hindu Vedas, and the Analects of Confucius, and modern faiths such as Baha'i.

. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In these 36 lectures, professor Hardy takes you deeply into the body of sacred writings that have played a fundamental role in human culture and history. These richly insightful lectures highlight a global legacy of faith, thought, and spirituality.

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With few exceptions, the world's religions are anchored in their sacred texts-core writings that express the ideals and vision of the faiths, forming a basis for belief and action.

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The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

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#ad - Saddle up for an exciting adventure in learning. Among these: the transcontinental Railroad, the Trail of Tears, the idea of Manifest Destiny, the Gold Rush, and yes cowboys. You'll cover more than 200 years of history and the most important events, themes and ideas that form the backbone of the frontier's reality - and legend.

Professor allitt uncovers new historical angles and perspectives about events and themes ranging from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Indian Removal Act to the creation America's first national parks. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The legendary people and events we associate with the wild west - the last stand at the Alamo, the Battle of Little Bighorn, the exploits of Calamity Jane, the hardships of the Oregon Trail - are even more fascinating once the historical realities have been separated from the myths.

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. Designed to shine a light on the american frontier, these 24 lectures are a way for you to experience the grit and grandeur of an epic period in American history.

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The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained

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The Great Courses #ad - For this reason and many more, this course imparts essential information for any well-informed citizen of the world - whether you're powering a major city or simply turning on the light. The world-spanning civilizations that we have built rely on a vast, dependable, and lasting supply of energy. With clear and easy-to-follow explanations that make scientific and mathematical concepts approachable and understandable, this course is a marvelous window into the inner workings of energy that will keep you constantly engaged.

. You'll examine a wide portfolio of energy sources, the economic and environmental consequences of using them, the engineering marvels that adapt them to human needs, how these sources work, and more. Whatever exciting changes await us in the coming decades from food production to public transportation to industrial manufacturing, they'll most certainly require lots of power.

Get the facts you need to choose well. It's the engine that powers life and fuels the evolution of human civilization. To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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The Rise of Rome

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Today, removed as we are from the Roman Republic, historians also wonder what it was like to be a Roman citizen in that amazing era. The roman republic is one of the most breathtaking civilizations in world history. Beyond the familiar names of romulus, octavian, and mark antony, Brutus, Caesar, what was life like for the ordinary people? The Rise of Rome explores what made this state so powerful-and offers insight into why the republic cast such a long shadow over Western civilization.

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How did rome become so powerful? This mystery has vexed historians for centuries. Taught by Professor Gregory S. This powerful civilization inspired america's founding fathers, left a vital trove of myths, and has inspired the human imagination for 2, gifted us a blueprint for amazing engineering innovations, 000 years.

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Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World"

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The concepts and methods of mathematics are crucially important to all of culture and affect the way countless people in all spheres of life look at the world. Believing that mathematics should be accessible to any intellectually aware individual, Professor Grabiner has designed a course that is lively and wide-ranging, with no prerequisites beyond high school math.

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Award-winning Professor Judith V. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Fundamentals of Photography

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The Teaching Company #ad - Whatever your skill level, take full advantage of your camera's features, these 24 engaging lectures allow you to hone your photographer's eye, and capture magical moments in any situation or setting imaginable. If you have any concerns with your product, 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, or gets damaged, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

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. Photographs can preserve cherished memories, reveal the beauty of life, and even change the world.

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The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

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#ad - This vibrant course brings the story to life in rich detail and will forever change your perspective on world history. The study of western civilization traditionally follows a well-known but incomplete arc: the grand achievements of Greece and Rome, several hundred years of the "Dark Ages, " and then the bright emergence of the European Renaissance.

It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of this crucial 500-year history, headquartered in Baghdad but stretching around the world. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by traditional history textbooks.

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The history and achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. From the origins of the scientific method to the invention of the modern teaching hospital to some of the world's greatest literature, poets, the scholars, scientists, and philosophers who paved the way for the Renaissance and continue to affect our world in surprising ways.

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Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation

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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. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. And these different texts-historical narratives, dramatic visions, songs, poems, letters-reveal as much about human storytelling as they do about the human spirit.

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Lifetime manufacturer warranty. 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. Lifetime manufacturer warranty.

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Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

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