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Thinking about Religion and Violence

Join an award-winning religion professor for a startling, open-minded examination of the connection between human spirituality and violence.

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r********m
July 8, 2019
I tried very hard to like this one. I stayed with it for the entire 24 lectures hoping that it would get better. Unlike other reviewers I don't have any problem with the content (other than it is a bit thin.) But this course certainly doesn't rise to the level of other Great Courses. I think I've watched and listened to over 30+ of the GC series and this one just doesn't rise to the level I expect. Many of these lectures in this series could have been edited down to five minutes or so without any loss of content. In some cases it felt as if Dr. Bivins was repeating himself simply to fill the time. To be blunt, the entire 24 lectures could possibly have been distilled down to an 18 minute TED talk. Again, I'm not faulting the content because it is important material that relates to some big issues that we all face today. But I am wondering about the writing and the editing. If you are considering buying or watching this series I'm going to suggest that you probably won't find as much in it as you think that you will. It is thoughtful and intelligent, but very, very thin and quite repetitive.

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t********m
May 27, 2019

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k********m
March 22, 2019
Working with the material to share in a class at a Presbyterian church near NASA in Houston. Very well-organized presentation. Excellent content.

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