The Lives of Great Christians

Author(s): William R. Cook
Series: Great Courses
Genre: Religion
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.45 hours)
Product Number: Z100016854
Released: Oct 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781682766460
Narrator/s: William R. Cook
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This course looks at the lives of Christians throughout the last two thousand years who have best exemplified the life of Jesus in their own historical circumstance. These Christians include early Biblical writers like St. Paul, great thinkers like Augustine, medieval saints like St. Francis and St. Claire as well as modern Christians like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mother Theresa, and Martin Luther King. These Christians come from Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Churches so that a variety of Christians are represented.

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Author(s): William R. Cook
Narrator(s): William R. Cook
Genre: Religion
Product Number GV0270
Released: Jul 29, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490689548

Professional reviews

"William Cook's voice can be nasal, and his sibilants occasionally slur a bit. But that matters not at all because these lectures are wonderful. They demonstrate superior structure, on both the large scale (the organization of entire lectures) and the small (the cadences of individual sentences), as well as scholarship that is both passionate and compassionate. Cook opens the series by discussing the challenges involved in defining greatness within a religious tradition, and then specifically within the Christian tradition. He then moves through history, discussing individual Christians, movements, and organizations. These figures clearly live for Cook, and he makes them live for listeners, in turn. He also blends personal accounts from travel, study, and worship with his more formal histories. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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