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100 Modern Scholar Courses!
We've added the last wave of new courses to download from the Modern Scholar Series. These recorded lecture courses are taught by eminent university professors. You can now browse 100 downloadable courses from the series:
Browse All Modern Scholar Courses
In this newsletter we're highlighting 20 religion courses released by Modern Scholar. Browse these courses covering the religions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and also a Religions of the East course covering Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Check out these 20 religion courses right here:
20 Religion Courses from the Modern Scholar Series
And to prove the excellence of these courses, we are offering for free the first lecture as the audio sample for each course! Download a sample lecture from Religions of the East: Paths to Enlightenment entitled "The Nature of Religion":
Download a free sample lecture entitled The Nature of Religion
Browse and listen to samples of all of these top religion courses:
The Dead Sea Scrolls Taught by Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman
From Jesus to Christianity: A History of the Early Church Taught by Prof. Thomas F. Madden
The Bible and the Roots of Western Literature Taught by Prof. Adam Potkay
The Catholic Church in the Modern Age Taught by Prof. Thomas F. Madden
The Hebrew Bible Taught by Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman
Religions of the East: Paths to Enlightenment Taught by Prof. Stephen Prothero
Judaism, Christianity and Islam Taught by Prof. F. E. Peters
Faith and Reason: The Philosophy of Religion Taught by Prof. Peter Kreeft
God Wills It!: Understanding the Crusades Taught by Prof. Thomas F. Madden
Islam and the West Taught by Prof. Seyyed Hossein Nasr
The History of Ancient Israel Taught by Prof. Eric H. Cline
Understanding the Holocaust Taught by Prof. David Engel
Christianity At the Crossroads: The Reformations of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Taught by Prof. Thomas F. Madden
At LearnOutLoud.com we plan to listen to all of these Modern Scholar courses! Join us in listening to the classes of some of the best teachers in the world.
New Downloads From Templeton Audio
LearnOutLoud.com is pleased to be offering exclusive audio downloads from Templeton Audio, an imprint of Templeton Foundation Press. With recently added titles, we now offer 20 downloadable audio books. These audio books cover a range of topics such as altruism, business and spirituality, character development, forgiveness, inspirational virtues, psychology, science and religion, and spirituality and health.
The Templeton Foundation Press was founded as a program of the Templeton Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit foundation established by investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton. Sir John Templeton passed away last year on July 8, 2008 at the age of 95. Learn some of the wisdom offered by this generous spiritual seeker. Here are the titles we offer on download by Sir John Templeton:
Possibilities for Over One Hundredfold More Spiritual Information
The Templeton Plan
Why Are We Created?
Wisdom From World Religions
And here are some of the new downloads we offer from Templeton Audio:
The Healing Connection by Harold G. Koenig
The Power of Prayer Around the World by Glenn Mosely
Love That Works by Bruce Brander
Spiritual Investments by Gary Moore
When Sickness Heals by Dr. Siroj Sorajjakool
The New Flatlanders by Eric Middleton
Humility by Everett L. Worthington, Jr.
Noble Purposes by William Damon
You can browse and listen to samples of all Templeton Audio Downloads here:
Templeton Audio Downloads
Free World Religions Audio & Video
Learn about World Religions with these 20 free resources on audio & video. For the past three years we've featured hundreds of free audio & video resources as part of our Free Resource of the Day Emails. From these resources we've selected the top 20 free resources to learn about world religions covering Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and more. You can check them all out by clicking the link below:
Top 20 Free Resources to Learn About World Religions
Here are the Top Ten Free Resources from the list:
1. Buddha, Man, and Jesus
Three advocates argue for their differing belief systems in this downloadable audio lecture released by the Veritas Forum. Christian, Buddhist and Secular perspectives are each given equal weight in addressing humanity's long quest for knowledge and meaning. Issues such as religious fanaticism, the existence of evil, the afterlife, and social justice are all given balanced appraisal in this remarkably even-handed debate. Available on MP3 download.
2. Alan Watts Podcast
The Alan Watts Podcast features recordings of one of the great western interpreters of Eastern religion: Alan Watts. In lectures on this podcast feed, Alan Watts discusses Buddhism, Zen, Hinduism, Taoism, and much else related to the world's religions. If you've never heard Alan Watts lectures before, please do yourself a favor and listen to this podcast.
3. Revealing World Religions Podcast
Revealing World Religions Podcast is offered by ThinkingStrings.com and features the narrated text of Revealing World Religions by Dr. Cynthia Eller of Montclair State University. This podcasted audio book features these 10 modules covering many of the World's Religions:
* Exploring Religion
* Religious Pluralism
All of these are currently available on the feed and work as introductions to these religious traditions.
4. Crash Course on Jewish History
This is a free course on Jewish History from a Jewish perspective taught by Rabbi Ken Spiro. In over 30 lectures, Spiro covers everything from Abraham to modern Israel always pointing out the lessons that Jews can learn from their history. Many of the lectures are free to download on MP3 from SimpleToRemember.com.
Zencast has been offering Zen Buddhism teachings on podcast for many years now and the great thing is they've kept all their podcasts up on their feed so each of them can still be downloaded. Included on this feed is an unabridged recording of the key Buddhist text The Dhammapada translated and read by Zencast host Gil Fronsdal. Fronsdal also teaches a five part "Introduction to Meditation" class. Other frequent speakers on Zencast include Thich Nhat Hanh and Eckhart Tolle. These podcasts are essential listening for anyone looking to learn more about Zen Buddhism.
6. The Genius of Jesus
In this lecture from the Veritas Forum, Christian philosopher and author Dallas Willard talks about the importance of Jesus of Nazareth throughout history when it comes to confronting the reality of existence. Willard feels that present-day universities apply a materialistic knowledge or a New Age philosophy when it comes to confronting moral life, which leaves out the essential teachings of Jesus. He posits four great questions of existence and explains the answers which Jesus gave to these questions. This lecture is available on streaming audio and MP3 download from the Veritas forum.
7. Karen Armstrong in Conversation with Alan Jones
Listen to this discussion between author Karen Armstrong and Rev. Alan Jones, the Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. They discuss Armstrong's latest book The Bible: A Biography and Armstrong provides her interpretation of The Good Book. They discuss biblical criticism, biblical literalism, and the Golden Rule. They also confront the New Atheists who have recently attacked the Abrahamic religions. This talk is available on MP3 download and streaming video through FORA.tv.
8. The Nature of Islam
In this streaming audio discussion offered by Boston University's World of Ideas forum, spokesman for Islam, Christianity and Judaism convene to examine the modern misconceptions of Islam in the wake of 9/11. Each pundit is given equal footing on hot topic issues such as Islam's concept of Jihad, Martyrdom, Women's rights, Religious Tolerance and other explosive issues that have become part of everyday news. Join these three men of faith as they work to find common ground on what binds their separate religions, and work to illuminate misunderstandings that could potentially tear the world apart.
9. Huston Smith
In this streaming video interview, MeaningOfLife.tv host Robert Wright interviews world religions scholar Huston Smith (author of the bestselling classic The World's Religions). Wright asks Smith some difficult questions regarding the state of religion in the present world and about Smith's tolerant and inclusive views towards all religions. Huston Smith replies with clarity and compassion. This interview is available as a streaming video through Google Video.
10. His Holiness - The XIV Dalai Lama
In this free video from UCTV, His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses a packed crowd at UC-Irvine on the topic of "Ethical Self-Awareness & Personal Transformation". With humor and humility the Dalai Lama speaks on the importance of awareness in overcoming anger and other negative emotions. This event is available on streaming video or video download from Google Video.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Our featured audio book for the month of May is Hermann Hesse's allegorical novel Siddhartha.
Download Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
It's a classic tale of Siddhartha's spiritual journey through life, reflecting the wisdom of Eastern religions. This novel was first published in German in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. It has been translated into English by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer, and Semyon Chaichenets. This audio book was our first audio book of the month back in February of 2006 and we thought we'd make it again for those of you who've not yet had a chance to download it. This unabridged audio book has a running time of 4 Hrs. 30 Min. It is available on MP3 and bookmarkable MPEG-4 download from now through the end of May.
Download Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse