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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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    • 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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    • Pancho Villa: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Mexican Revolutionary

    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
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    The legend of Francisco Villa is full of heroism, tragedy, and romance. It is the story of a poor farmer boy who became a bandit out of necessity, after avenging an injustice on his family; a military genius who flew from an oppressive government to lead the largest revolutionary army in his country's history, and defeated dictatorship to become Mexico's liberator, only to fall again in disgrace when his troops abandoned him or were massacred by the enemy.

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    • Read the story line and that’s it.

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-24-18

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    • Mysterious Mexico

    • A History of Ghosts, Legends, and Perplexing Places Across the Mexican States
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    At a time in antiquity when most of Europe was covered with forests and wandering tribes, Mexico had already developed complex civilizations, beginning with the Olmecs and followed by the Maya, a civilization with advanced knowledge of medicine, engineering and astronomy. The Maya calculated the precession of the equinoxes and cycles of the Pleiades, on which they based their year, since they believed they had come from that constellation.

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    • By becausetheyaredead on 06-28-18

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    • The Nag Hammadi Library

    • The History and Legacy of the Ancient Gnostic Texts Rediscovered in the 20th Century
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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    Although all the titles of the Nag Hammadi library are not known, many people have heard about its most famous components: The Gospel of Thomas - at one time it was discussed whether it should be included in the New Testament - and The Gospel of Philip, which tried to revive the debate around the identity of Mary Magdalene: "Why do you love her more than all of us?" asks a disconcerted Peter to Jesus. Finally, the Nag Hammadi texts have led many scholars to reconsider the rigid canons imposed by the early Church, and the readers to find a more intimate religion that turned upside down many postulates of Christian orthodoxy.  

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    • Review of codices, but not the Nag Hammadi Codices

    • By Andrew Raimon Savage on 07-22-18

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    • The Apocryphal Gospels

    • The History of the New Testament Apocrypha Not Included in the Bible
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    Between 50 and 90 CE, the various writings that comprise the New Testament were written, including the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles of Paul, and other letters to more general communities of the early Church. But what is recognized as the 26 books of the New Testament today, in literally hundreds of English translations, actually took several more centuries to be determined as "canonical" by the Church.

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    • Very Interesting information.

    • By KP on 12-11-16

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    • Maximiliano de Habsburgo: La Vida del Emperador Europeo de Mexico [Maximilian of Habsburg: The Life of the European Emperor of Mexico]

    • By: Gustavo Vazquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    Había una vez, cuando la guerra civil amenazaba separar a Estados Unidos, una monarquía al sur del Río Bravo. El reino se llamaba México. Había un castillo, una princesa y un joven príncipe alto y barbado; era noble e idealista, tenía fuego en el corazón, pero también era débil y crédulo. 

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    • Santa Anna

    • The Life and Legacy of the Legendary Mexican President and General
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    The butcher of the Alamo and Goliad. The traitor who sold half of Mexico. The Napoleon of the West. Mr. Fifteen Nails. The Mother Country's seducer. Almost 150 years after his death, a lot of name-calling is still being directed towards Antonio López de Santa Anna, president of Mexico 11 times in the 19th century, and today, the vast majority of his compatriots consider him the greatest traitor in history.

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    • The Santa Muerte

    • The Origins, History, and Secrets of the Mexican Folk Saint
    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    This is the story of Santa Muerte, the so-called cult of crisis, a red-hot combo of a kermesse (Mexican carnival), Catholicism and New Age; a hedonist practice but involving bodily sacrifice too. It is an expression of economic, psychological and social forces, bigger than perhaps any of her acolytes suspect. This book looks at the folk saint and the manner in which her cult grew. You will learn about Santa Muerte like never before.

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    • Jesús de Nazareth: La Búsqueda Histórica del Mesías Cristiano [Jesus of Nazareth: The Historical Search for the Christian Messiah]

    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: N.V
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    Hoy, el profeta de Nazareth sigue despertando un vivo interés en una amplia cantidad de círculos ortodoxos y heterodoxos. Los libros sobre él son tan abundantes como la proverbial planta de mostaza. Jesús, cuya muerte ocurrió hace casi dos mil años, continúa siendo la más célebre figura religiosa, seguida por cuando menos dos mil millones de personas en todo el mundo, y fuente de inspiración para algunas más. 

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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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    • Mary Magdalene: The Life and Legacy of the Woman Who Witnessed the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus

    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    Mary Magdalene is one of the most talked about figures in modern Christianity, a woman who mainstream media and modern sensibilities can hold with more conviction. The media, press, movie industry, and airport literature have been obsessed with this redhead for more than 100 years, a fascination that reached its climax in the first decade of this century and does not seem likely to end anytime soon. Mary Magdalene is frequently depicted as young and attractive, liberated and intelligent, a symbol of a freer spirituality, and not controlled by a male-dominated church. In the minds of many, she embodies opposition to a system dominated by old men in white cassocks, the "sacred feminine." 

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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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    • Fairy Tales

    • The Origins, History, and Interpretations of the World's Most Famous Fairy Tales
    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    For centuries, beautifully illustrated fairy-tale volumes have rested innocently on kids' night tables around the world, long ago relegated to the dubious honor of being branded as "children's literature". But every story is a file packed with information, and Cinderella, Snow White, Puss in Boots, and Bluebeard have always intimated that perhaps they have more to tell besides "beautiful" stories, the same ones that animated the minds of several generations of children.

    • The Origins, History, and Interpretations of the World's Most Famous Fairy Tales
    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-16
    • 2.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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    • Competidores de Jesucristo: La historia de los otros Mesías de Israel durante el reinado del Imperio Romano [Competitors of Jesus Christ: The Story of the Other Messiahs of Israel During the Reign of the Roman Empire]

    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Villanueva Valenzuela
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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    En el siglo I de nuestra era vivió un hombre llamado Jesús en Judea, en ese tiempo una provincia de Roma. El hombre de origen rural era considerado por unos como un profeta, por otros como un loco y por otros más como un peligro para la seguridad de Israel. En sus últimos días predicó en Jerusalén sobre la inminente destrucción de la ciudad santa y de su templo. Su profecía incluía lenguaje parabólico.

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    • The Virgin of Guadalupe

    • The History and Legacy of One of the Catholic Church's Most Venerated Images
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    No other artwork in the world is comparable to the Virgin of Guadalupe. What makes this painting unique - located in the Basilica of Guadalupe, north of Mexico City - is not precisely its artistic quality, as is the case with the Mona Lisa by Leonardo or The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, nor its place in the evolution of painting.

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    • Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico

    • The Life of the Last European Monarch in Mexico
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    "Ambition is like the balloonist. To some extent, the rise is nice and he does enjoy a splendid view and a vast landscape. But when he rises more, vertigo occurs, the air becomes thin and the risk of a big fall increases." With this parable, the Austrian Archduke Maximilian of Hapsburg inadvertently predicted the destiny to which he would bravely ride, despite the warnings and the sweet talkers. In any case, he followed his heart's mandate. And Charlotte, the princess, was "one of the most cultured and beautiful" in Europe.

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    • Los Evangelios Apócrifos: La Historia de los Apócrifos del Nuevo Testamento que no se Incluyeron en la Biblia (Spanish Edition)

    • By: Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: NV
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    Jesús de Nazareth fue un maestro judío de origen rural que vivió en el primer tercio del siglo I de nuestra era. Durante una celebración de la Pascua en Jerusalén fue condenado a la pena de muerte - específicamente crucifixión - por la autoridad imperial de Roma, que en ese momento tenía el control de su país. Muchas cosas más podrían decirse de su vida, pero aparte de este pequeño resumen y quizá uno o dos detalles más, sería complicado que todos los académicos estudiosos de la Biblia levantaran su mano en señal de acuerdo.  

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    • Emiliano Zapata

    • The Life and Legacy of the Mexican Revolution's Iconic Leader
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez Lozano
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    A little more than 100 years ago a Mexican peasant named Emiliano Zapata gathered a rural army from the plantations and villages of southern Mexico, seized the lands of the haciendas, and began to distribute them among the peasants of Anenecuilco, his hometown, in the state of Morelos. Outraged and impatient with the ceaseless destitution of the indigenous peoples at the hands of the landowners, he had decided to take justice in his hands.

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    • La cruz de Cristo y la Lanza del Destino [The Cross of Christ and the Spear of Destiny]

    • Cómo las dos reliquias más importantes del cristianismo cambiaron la histori
    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: NV
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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    Que Jesús de Nazareth (ca. 4 AC-30 DC) fue crucificado es una de las afirmaciones más cercanas a un hecho histórico que pueda hacerse sobre su él. Sobre los detalles de qué hizo o dijo la academia ha pasado siglos debatiendo, pero en este hecho, que sufrió la pena capital a manos de la autoridad romana por medio de la crucifixión, coincide la abrumadora mayoría de los historiadores del mundo antiguo. Este volumen sigue la complicada trayectoria de las dos reliquias existentes más importantes del cristianismo.... 

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