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Adam Gadomski

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  • The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

  • By: Molly Worthen, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Molly Worthen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

When you think about Christian history, you might think of the first thousand years - the events of Jesus' life, the acts of the apostles, the establishment of the church, and the various councils that established theological doctrine. But the history of Christianity from the Reformation to the present is equally dramatic and profoundly relevant. It's a story about people as much as theology - our cultures, our politics, our relationship to the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A history from someone who takes Christianity seriously

  • By Cecilia Mills on 03-31-18

Inaccurate

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Reviewed: 08-23-18

When you make constant minor mistakes on the particulars of history (one example of many: Henry VIII wanting a divorce rather than an annulment), it's hard to trust the rest of what you have to say.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,679

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Minor plot holes, while still good.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-18

There were some technical plot holes and contrived points in the story, but it was overall very enjoyable.

  • The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History

  • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

In this course, an award-winning professor and New York Times best-selling author offers a penetrating investigation of the 24 most pivotal Christian controversies, shedding light on fallacies that obscure an accurate view of the religion and how it evolved into what it is today. In each lecture, you'll delve deeply into a key issue in Christianity's early development. Explore intriguing questions in this unique inquiry into the core of Christian tradition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A remarkable look at early Christianity.

  • By Kate on 09-11-16

Less Historical, More Opinionated

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-17

I wish Dr. Ehrman would be more balanced in this presentation; unfortunately, his bias seemed to shine pretty clearly, as well as his love for the more outdated understandings of early Christian history and thought.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Simply Christian

  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

Simply Christian walks the listener through the Christian faith step by step and question by question. With simple yet exciting and accessible prose, Wright challenges skeptics by offering explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled dilemmas, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. For anyone who wants to travel beyond the controversies that can obscure what the Christian faith really stands for, this simple book is the perfect vehicle for that journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By James on 04-29-08

"Mere Christianity" for a New Generation

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-16

I absolutely love this book; it helps Christians and non-Christians of all stripes (re)discover Faith.

  • Classics of British Literature

  • By: John Sutherland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John Sutherland
  • Length: 24 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

For more than 1,500 years, the literature of Great Britain has taught, nurtured, thrilled, outraged, and humbled readers both inside and outside its borders.Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Swift, Conrad, Wilde-the roster of powerful British writers is remarkable. More important, Britain's writers have long challenged readers with new ways of understanding an ever-changing world.This series of 48 fascinating lectures by an award-winning professor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listing Contents of this Interesting Course

  • By Chelle on 01-17-17

No Tolkien or Lewis?

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-02-15

Not even a mention of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien? Seriously? How can you skip them? It was all relatively good until the 20th century.

13 of 36 people found this review helpful