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    • Gnosticism

    • The History and Legacy of the Mysterious Ancient Religion
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    Gnosticism is one of the great mysteries in the history of Western religion. At its core is an ancient Greek word, gnosis, a word prominent in the writings of Plato which refers to a deep personal knowledge or understanding that often transcends the physical world. The Gnostics painted a picture of a fallen, broken world in which physicality was a product of a lesser deity. This deity was created in defiance of the One and in order to trap humans and blind them to the truths of their predicament and divine origins. 

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    • La evolución de la Navidad [The Evolution of Christmas]

    • La historia de la festividad cristiana desde el nacimiento de Jesús hasta nuestros días
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Simone Fojgiel
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    ¿Pero cómo se llegó de aquella historia en la Biblia - una joven judía dando a luz al mesías de Israel en un pesebre en la ciudad de Belén - a la Navidad moderna? La respuesta es que están ahí porque, a lo largo de veinte siglos, hubo una cadena de acontecimientos, personajes, tradiciones orales, obras artísticas que se unieron para hacer de la Navidad la estación para compartir, abrazarse, reencontrar a la familia, dar regalos y mucha azúcar a los niños....

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    • Krampus: The History and Legacy of the Mythological Figure Who Punishes Children During the Christmas Season

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Krampus: The History and Legacy of the Mythological Figure Who Punishes Children During the Christmas Season examines the pagan and Christian influences of the yuletide villain and dives into the riveting and frightening history behind the creature. You will learn about Krampus like never before.

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    • La Historia y El Legado de María Magdalena, La Primera Cristiana y Apóstol de La Iglesia Primitiva [The History and the Legacy of Mary Magdalene, the First Christian and Apostle of the Early Church]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Simone Fojgiel
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    María Magdalena es probablemente la figura más célebre del cristianismo popular, una mujer de nuestro tiempo, la que los medios de comunicación y las sensibilidades modernas pueden abrazar con mayor convicción. 

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    • The Evolution of Christmas: The History of the Christian Holiday from the Birth of Jesus to Today

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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    How did things progress from that story in the Bible, with a Jewish girl giving birth to the Messiah of Israel in a manager in the city of Bethlehem, to the modern colossus that is the Christmas holiday? How did Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, the snow sleighs, the presents, and family reunions become the distinctive features of the holiday if none of them were there at the beginning? The answers can be attributed to a chain of events, characters, oral traditions, artistic works, and an assimilation of local folklore. 

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    • Santa Claus: The Historical Origins and Evolution of the Legendary Christmas Figure

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    In the early 19th century, two literary works appeared and helped shape Christmas. The first was a collection of stories by Washington Irving, entitled Sketch Book, from 1819. Next came "A Visit from St. Nicholas", a children's poem better known as “The Night Before Christmas”, which was published anonymously in 1823. The poem spread quickly and helped install a definitive image of Santa Claus in the popular imagination, with his sleigh, his eight reindeer (each one with a name), his red nose, and his journeys down chimneys to fill children's stockings with toys. 

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    • By Joseph M. Brooks on 01-24-19

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    • Yogic Meditation: Its Meaning from the Yogic Masters

    • By: Charles River Editors, Michael Solis
    • Narrated by: Tracey Norman
    • Length: 46 mins
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    Written by a yoga instructor educated at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Trimbakeshwar, India, this quick guide focuses on the meaning of and purposes of yogic meditation according to yoga masters. This audiobook seeks to show how the concept of “meditation” has evolved ever since it was documented in Patanjali’s sutras approximately 2,500 years ago. It also explores the purposes and objectives of yogic meditation and how they relate to the overall practice and goals of an aspiring learner.  

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    • The Apocrypha of the Bible

    • The History of the Ancient Apocryphal Texts Left Out of the Old Testament and New Testament
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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    The Apocrypha of the Bible examines the history of the books excluded from the Bible, the characters and events told by the books, and the discoveries that have influenced Biblical studies in the last few centuries.

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    • The Lost Books of the Old Testament: The History of Ancient Jewish Apocrypha Not Included in the Bible

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vázquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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    The study of the apocryphal gospels, documents about the life or sayings of Jesus that did not become part of the New Testament, is a popular discipline among scholars that now fills several shelves of any respectable library. However, few consider the question of whether the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, is "complete" and whether in antiquity there were other books besides "Genesis", the "Exodus" or "Judges", with different histories and unknown characters, that were excluded from the canon and got lost in the sands of time.  

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    • Overview but no meat.

    • By aaronssse on 02-22-19

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    • La Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba [The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba]

    • La Historia y el Legado del Mayor Lugar Santo de los Moros en España [The History and Legacy of the Greatest Holy Place of the Moors in Spain]
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Matthews
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    La calle Cardenal Herrero de Córdoba es una emblemática calle empedrada imposible de pasar por alto, ya que alberga la espectacular Mezquita-Catedral de la ciudad andaluza. Conocido también como “La Mezquita”, este singular lugar de culto morisco y cristiano recibe alrededor de 1,5 millones de visitantes cada año, la mayoría de los cuales se encuentran fascinados por sus hipnóticas características arquitectónicas y la fascinante historia que ha acontecido y continúa dentro de las hermosas y erosionadas paredes de la iglesia dual.

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    • Meteora: The History of the Famous Greek Landmark That Houses Eastern Orthodox Monasteries

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    Meteora: The History of the Famous Greek Landmark That Houses Eastern Orthodox Monasteries looks at the unique place and what life has been like there since the monasteries were built there. You will learn about Meteora like never before. 

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    • Experience Angkor Wat

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Hinduism is one of the world’s great religions, dominating the Indian subcontinent for most of the last millennium, and its largest temple is an unbelievably magnificent structure located in Angkor, Cambodia. Known in English as Angkor Wat (“City Temple”), the gigantic complex was built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to serve as the king’s state temple and capital city. Since it has remained so finely preserved, it has maintained religious significance for nearly 900 years, first dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, and then Buddhist. 

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    • La Santa Muerte: Origenes, Historia y Secretos de un Santo Popular Mexicano [Saint Death: Origins, History and Secrets of a Mexican Popular Saint]

    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    Esta es la historia de la Santa Muerte, culto de crisis; remix de catolicismo, kermesse y New Age; un culto hedonista pero también de sacrificio corporal; reflejo de fuerzas económicas, psicológicas y sociales más amplias de lo que tal vez ninguno de sus acólitos sospecha. 

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    • Jesus Christ’s Competitors

    • The History of Israel’s Other Messiahs During the Reign of the Roman Empire
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    For the most part forgotten, they were “the other” prophets, miracle workers, and messiahs - in some cases acclaimed as kings – and they were certainly contemporaries of Jesus of Nazareth. The New Testament does not deny the existence of such characters; in fact, it gives subtle but unequivocal clues to their presence. Learn about their existence in this audiobook.  

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    • Wonderful insights of my people history.

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-06-19

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    • The Abrahamic Covenant: The Establishment, Development, and Consummation of the Promises Made by God to Abraham

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gideon Aggenbag
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    The beauty of a spider web cannot be appreciated if only one single strand thereof is seen; nor can only one piece of a jigsaw puzzle make the whole thereof understood. It is only when all the pieces are fitted that the significance and importance of each part can be appreciated. Even so the covenant that God established with Abraham has its prelude far in the past, and its development and consummation reach far into the future.

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    • El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes: La Historia y Legado del Centro de Milagros de la Iglesia Católica [The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes: The History and Legacy of the Center of Miracles of the Catholic Church]

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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    Aunque es una admirable obra de arte creada por la acción de las aguas del otrora turquesa río Gave de Pau, la modesta gruta a sus orillas, escondida en el desfiladero al norte de la Massabielle (“Vieja Misa”) en la pintoresca ciudad de Lourdes difícilmente sea la más majestuosa en la colección de la Madre Naturaleza. De hecho, la estrecha cueva era tan poco excepcional que permaneció, en buena parte, sin ser perturbada hasta mediados del siglo XVII, a excepción de alguno que otro pescador o arriero que se refugiara allí durante una tempestad inesperada.

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    • The Iranian Revolution: The Islamic Revolution That Reshaped the Middle East

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    The Iranian Revolution of 1979 has been described as an epochal event, called the peak of 20th century Islamic revivalism and revitalization, and analyzed as the one key incident that continues to impact politics across Iran, the Middle East, and the even the world as a whole. As a phenomenon that led to the creation of the first modern Islamic Republic in the world, the revolution marked the victory of Islam over secular politics, and Iran quickly became the aspiring model for Islamic fundamentalists and revivalists across the globe, regardless of nationality, culture, or religious sect.  

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    • History in 30: The Life of St. Anthony of Padua

    • By: Percy Bennington
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Many Catholic Churches have statues of great saints, holy people who have left their mark on the Church by the way they have lived lives of heroic faith and sanctity, and thus have inspired others to do the same. One of these great saints is St. Anthony of Padua. History in 30: The Life of St. Anthony of Padua quickly but comprehensively examines the remarkable impact St. Anthony had on Christianity.

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    • Christ the Redeemer: The History and Legacy of the Western Hemisphere’s Most Famous Christian Monument

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    The Cristo Redentor is far more than just a princely statue or a tourist trap for urban explorers and adrenaline addicts. As one of the masterminds behind the statue once described the masterpiece, it is a "monument to science, art, and religion." Christ the Redeemer: The History and Legacy of the Western Hemisphere’s Most Famous Christian Monument chronicles the events leading up to the monument's conception, its construction, and the great architects and engineers behind the majestic monument.

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    • St. Peter: The Life and Legacy of Jesus Christ's Most Important Disciple

    • By: Gustavo Vazquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    Apart from Jesus, there is no character more vividly presented in the gospels than Peter. To talk of Saint Peter is to talk about a man of action. There is a good reason why he is the apostle with the most mentions in the Gospels, and the most referred to in the New Testament (a total of 195 times). In comparison, John, the next most popular disciple, barely reaches 29 references. It is at decisive moments which require a categorical reaction where the leader of the Twelve shines.

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