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    • The Faithful Executioner

    • Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century
    • By: Joel F. Harrington
    • Narrated by: James Gillies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during 45 years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured many hundreds more. But the picture that emerges of Schmidt from his personal papers is not that of a monster. Could a man who routinely practiced such cruelty also be insightful?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great, but repetitive

    • By Charles C. Sligh on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dangerous Mystic

    • By: Joel F. Harrington
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Meister Eckhart was a medieval Christian mystic whose wisdom powerfully appeals to seekers seven centuries after his death. In the modern era, Eckhart's writings have struck a chord with thinkers as diverse as Heidegger, Merton, Sartre, John Paul II, and the current Dalai Lama. He is the inspiration for the best-selling New Age author Eckhart Tolle's pen name, and his 14th-century quotes have become an online sensation. Today, a variety of Christians, as well as many Zen Buddhists, Sufi Muslims, Jewish Cabbalists, and various spiritual seekers, all claim Eckhart as their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understanding the man behind the words

    • By Roger on 03-31-18

    Regular price: $31.50