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    • Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation

    • By: Craig R. Koester, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Craig R. Koester
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
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    Rightly recognized as one of the world's most important spiritual texts, the Bible has shaped thousands of years of faith, art, and human history. Yet for all its importance to believers and nonbelievers alike, we rarely engage with the Bible as a collection of unique narratives that were only later united into what we now know as the Old and New Testaments. And these different texts - historical narratives, dramatic visions, poems, songs, letters - speak to a broad range of experience, from joy and wonder to tragedy and mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done! Perfect summary with excellent hist

    • By Timothy J. Gannon on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

    • By: Craig R. Koester, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Craig R. Koester
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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    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. Throughout these lectures, Professor Koester focuses on what John actually wrote. what his situation tells us about his meaning, how that meaning can be applied to our own lives, and how contemporary biblical scholars relate Revelation to the modern world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Educational

    • By SAMA on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $34.95