For anyone seeking to know more about our universe, how we got here, and why reality is more fulfilling and amazing than any myth or holy book, this is for you.
If facts and evidence don't matter to you, this book will do nothing for you. Then again, no book will do anything for you.
A fantastic course on New testament history conducted by Bart Ehrman. This work addresses such questions as:
Who wrote the Gospels?
When were the Gospels written?
In what order were the Gospels written?
What discrepancies are in the Gospels and why?
Who the wrote the Pauline epistles?
How can we tell who wrote these books?
Ehrman is erudite and well-regarded among Biblical scholars. This work does not disappoint and I highly recommend this and other Great Courses by Bart Ehrman.
Note: This work is from a historical-critical perspective, not a devotional perspective. It is academia, not religion.
Dawkins from boy to young man, grad student to professor, science author to prolific and ardent spokesperson of disbelief. This book is the memoir of one of the greatest evolutionary biologists and an interesting character indeed. Very little science can be found inside, but you will get the full story of how Richard Dawkins came to be who he is today.
This is not exactly fascinating stuff unless you're a Dawkins fan, so I'd advise you to keep that in mind. If you are a Dawkins fan, it's a worthwhile read.
A scholarly and historical (not devotional) perspective on how the New testament came to exist in its present form. The course is a lecture series given by premier Bible Scholar Bartrand Ehrman. If you're looking for an objective view into the history of the Bible and Christianity, I highly recommend this series.
This course is not a devotional course. It is not intended necessarily for Christians, but for those who are interested in the history of Christianity. This is not Christianity from a theological perspective. In other words, this is education. It is not a course on faith.
Professor Ehrman is an erudite scholar on the Bible and the history of Christianity. If you wish to receive an objective education on the subject, this course is appropriate for you.
Every year I can always count on Audible to notify me via email of their generosity. I use the term "generosity" loosely, as in "Audible was generous enough to send me some anthrax spores!". Perhaps anthrax spores might have been a more generous gift, as I could have snorted it halfway through this book and never had to endure another Audible holiday gift again.
Thank you Audible for brightening my holiday. This is an excellent listen when I've exhausted all of the other great holiday past times such as watching paint dry, dipping my head in a vat of asphalt or being the middle tier of a man pyramid at Abu Ghraib prison. Not to sound ungrateful, but I'd rather be waterboarded than spend my time listening to "Holiday Classics".
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