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    • Angkor Wat: The History and Legacy of the World’s Largest Hindu Temple

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Hinduism is one of the world’s great religions, dominating the Indian subcontinent for most of the last millennium, and its largest temple is an unbelievably magnificent structure located in Angkor, Cambodia. Known in English as Angkor Wat ("City Temple"), the gigantic complex continues to fascinate the world, both due to its sheer grandeur and size, as well as its ornamental decorations both inside and out.

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    • Jesus of Nazareth

    • The Historical Search for the Christian Messiah
    • By: Gustavo Vázquez Lozano, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Mark Norman
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    The life story of Jesus of Nazareth, considered by billions of Christians to be the messiah prophesized in the Old Testament of the Bible, is perhaps the most famous in history. Described in detail in the New Testament, Jesus comes from both divine yet humble roots, born in a manger to a young woman, but in time he leads a fervent following as tales of his miracles spread across the Holy Land.

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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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    • Meteora: The History of the Famous Greek Landmark That Houses Eastern Orthodox Monasteries

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    Meteora: The History of the Famous Greek Landmark That Houses Eastern Orthodox Monasteries looks at the unique place and what life has been like there since the monasteries were built there. You will learn about Meteora like never before. 

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    • The History of the Sunni and Shia Split

    • Understanding the Divisions within Islam
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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    Different branches of the same religion are the exception more than the rule, and they have had a profound impact upon history. The schism between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches influenced relationships between nations across Europe, and religious intolerance based on different Christian faiths led to persecution and outright violence across the continent for centuries.

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    • Great introduction to Islam's political climate

    • By Bassam on 22-12-2016

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    • Jan Hus: The Life and Legacy of the Christian Theologian Executed for Heresy Before the Reformation

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    Theologian and reformer John Wycliffe never had the opportunity to take his doctrines outside of his native England, but he could never have imagined that his teachings would one day travel as far as 920 miles east to Bohemia. In fact, while his contentious convictions aroused much ado....

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    • Sharia Law

    • The History and Legacy of the Religious Laws That Governed Islamic Societies
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    This audiobook explores the basics of Sharia law in Islam and how it is rooted in the important foundations set by the prophet Muhammad during his lifetime, as well as the traditions developed after his passing by the Caliphs. Topics are chosen to provide a broad analysis of various issues surrounding Sharia law so that a newcomer may understand law in Islam beyond the headlines and, rather, see into the lives of Muslims affected by these laws and processes.

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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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    • The Quakers

    • The History and Legacy of the Religious Society of Friends
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Towards the 17th century, the Puritan-raised George Fox became increasingly discouraged by the worsening moral conditions of society. George was unable to fill the spiritual void inside of him, until one day, he discovered his inner "Light". Next came the godly visions. George began to preach about the "true" Word of God, and soon, amassed a following - the Religious Society of Friends, later known as the "Quakers".

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    • The Amish

    • The History and Legacy of One of America's Oldest and Most Unique Communities
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    Back in the 16th century, the Protestant Reformation took Europe by storm. The havoc wreaked saw the split of churches and the emergence of the Amish, led by Jakob Ammann. By the 18th century, a group of Amish had crossed the seas to the United States, where they made their home, and today the Amish are now one of the fastest-growing populations in the world.

    • The History and Legacy of One of America's Oldest and Most Unique Communities
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Release date: 21-11-2016
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    • Martin Luther and John Calvin: Leaders of the Protestant Reformation

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: David Zarbock
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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    Martin Luther strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment of sin could be purchased with money, known as indulgences, and he confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his 95 Theses in 1517, one of the most important religious writings of all time. John Calvin (1509-1564) was one of the most important religious figures of the last millennium and an instantly recognizable name across the globe. Calvin was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation.

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    • Catholic Legends: The Life and Legacy of St. Catherine of Siena

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    Catherine of Siena's life and actions have stimulated the imagination and piety of many since the early 15th century. Famous today for adhering to the tenets of the Dominican order and living a material-free life, Catherine worked in her day to help reunite the Catholic Church after a schism brought some of the base of power to Avignon, France. At the same time, she also sought to bring together the disparate Italian states that were constantly at war with each other.

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    • Wow! What a Legend!!!

    • By Louise Bayley on 23-03-2018

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    • Celtic Mythology and the Religion of the Ancient Celts

    • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
    • Narrated by: Daniel F. Purcell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    The Celts are one of the most well-known groups in Europe and one of the least understood. Depending on which classifications are used, the Celts are also one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. In the centuries before Christ, the Celts were spread out across much of continental Europe, and though they are mostly identified with Gaul, evidence suggests they also spread as far as Portugal.

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    • Gnosticism

    • The History and Legacy of the Mysterious Ancient Religion
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bill Hare
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    Gnosticism is one of the great mysteries in the history of Western religion. At its core is an ancient Greek word, gnosis, a word prominent in the writings of Plato which refers to a deep personal knowledge or understanding that often transcends the physical world. The Gnostics painted a picture of a fallen, broken world in which physicality was a product of a lesser deity. This deity was created in defiance of the One and in order to trap humans and blind them to the truths of their predicament and divine origins. 

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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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    • The Iranian Revolution: The Islamic Revolution That Reshaped the Middle East

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    The Iranian Revolution of 1979 has been described as an epochal event, called the peak of 20th century Islamic revivalism and revitalization, and analyzed as the one key incident that continues to impact politics across Iran, the Middle East, and the even the world as a whole. As a phenomenon that led to the creation of the first modern Islamic Republic in the world, the revolution marked the victory of Islam over secular politics, and Iran quickly became the aspiring model for Islamic fundamentalists and revivalists across the globe, regardless of nationality, culture, or religious sect.  

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    • Lost Books of The Bible: The New Testament Apocrypha

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    The New Testament Apocrypha refers to texts written by early Christians that were not included in the Bible used by the main branches of Christianity today. These texts vary in subject matter, with some being accounts of Jesus, others being about the nature of God, and still others being accounts and teachings of Jesus' apostles. What makes them fascinating is not just the history behind why they are considered non-canonical, but what they tell us about the early Church and early Christianity. Moreover, they offer insight into what sources were used to write them, and whether they shared the same sources as the texts that comprise the Bible today. Given their historical and religious importance, there is still a fierce debate over the authenticity of many of these texts.

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    • The Inquisition in the New World

    • The History and Legacy of the Inquisition After Spain and Portugal Colonized the Americas
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Dan Gallagher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    The notorious Spanish Inquisition in the 15th century, the subject of multiple documentaries, movies, and other pop culture mediums, is remembered for its oppression, barbarous torture, and religious tyranny. It was roughly around this time that a period of European exploration began. 

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    • La evolución de la Navidad [The Evolution of Christmas]

    • La historia de la festividad cristiana desde el nacimiento de Jesús hasta nuestros días
    • By: Charles River Editors, Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
    • Narrated by: Simone Fojgiel
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    ¿Pero cómo se llegó de aquella historia en la Biblia - una joven judía dando a luz al mesías de Israel en un pesebre en la ciudad de Belén - a la Navidad moderna? La respuesta es que están ahí porque, a lo largo de veinte siglos, hubo una cadena de acontecimientos, personajes, tradiciones orales, obras artísticas que se unieron para hacer de la Navidad la estación para compartir, abrazarse, reencontrar a la familia, dar regalos y mucha azúcar a los niños....

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    • Krampus: The History and Legacy of the Mythological Figure Who Punishes Children During the Christmas Season

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Krampus: The History and Legacy of the Mythological Figure Who Punishes Children During the Christmas Season examines the pagan and Christian influences of the yuletide villain and dives into the riveting and frightening history behind the creature. You will learn about Krampus like never before.

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