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    • Modern Scholar: God

    • A History
    • By: Ilan Stavans
    • Narrated by: IIan Stavans
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    In this sweeping history, Ilan Stavans explores the way humans have evolved in their conception of the divine, from an animistic view defined by spirituality to Greek myths and the Aztec pantheon, onward to the development on monotheism as a powerful religion in the Middle East that was crystallized in the biblical narrative. He meditates on what type of divine presences coexist in the Hebrew Bible and how these entities take bifurcating paths in Christianity and Islam.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A light introduction to God and philosophy

    • By Jay on 11-08-14

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: The Novel that Invented Modernity

    • Don Quixote de La Mancha
    • By: Professor Ilan Stavans
    • Narrated by: Professor IIan Stavans
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Distinguished man of letters Ilan Stavans believes Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote de la Mancha “invented modern consciousness.” In these lectures, Stavans explores the work’s impact within Renaissance Spain and discusses Cervantes’ career as a soldier, tax collector, and failed playwright. Stavans also focuses on the baroque style and the way Spain has built its national identity around Don Quixote.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just what I was looking for

    • By Andrew on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $49.94