Brain Food

Since 2005, I’ve been listening to courses on CD – and a few books – during my commute. These have undoubtedly informed my world view. The titles are links to the full descriptions over at The Teaching Company, producer of most of this great material, or on Amazon.

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

World Philosophy (description no longer available online)
Taught by Professor Kathleen Higgins
The University of Texas at Austin

Great World Religions: Judaism
Taught by: Professor Isaiah M. Gafni
Hebrew University

Great World Religions: Islam
Taught by: Professor John L. Esposito
Georgetown University

Great World Religions: Christianity
Taught by: Professor Luke Timothy Johnson
Emory University

Great World Religions: Hinduism
Taught by: Professor Mark W. Muesse
Rhodes College

Great World Religions: Buddhism
Taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel
Boston University

Buddhism
Taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel
Boston University

Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication
Taught by: Professor Bart D. Ehrman
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The History of Christian Theology
Taught by: Professor Phillip Cary
Eastern University

Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad
Taught by: Professor Mark W. Muesse
Rhodes College

The Book of Genesis
Taught by: Professor Gary A. Rendsburg
Rutgers University


The Era of the Crusades

Taught by Professor Kenneeth W. Harl
Tulane University

The Apostle Paul
Taught by Professor Luke Timothy Johnson
Emory University

Lives of Great Christians
Taught by Professor William R. Cook
State University of New York at Geneseo

Buddhism
Taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel
Boston University

God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It

Written by Jim Wallis, read by Sam Freed

HISTORY AND POLITICS

Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century
Taught by: Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
University of Tennessee

Interpreting the 20th Century: The Struggle Over Democracy
Taught by Professor Pamela Radcliff
University of California at San Diego

A History of Freedom
Taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears
University of Oklahoma

History of the United States, 2nd Edition
Taught by: Professors Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt, and Allen C. Guelzo

Conservative Tradition
Taught by: Professor Patrick N. Allitt
Emory University

The History of the Supreme Court
Taught by: Professor Peter Irons
University of California at San Diego


Business Law: Contracts

Taught by: Professor Frank B. Cross
University of Texas at Austin


Business Law: Negligence and Torts

Taught by: Professor Frank B. Cross
University of Texas at Austin

Memo to the President Elect
Written and read by Madeleine Albright

LITERATURE

Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life
Taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears
University of Oklahoma

Myth in Human History
Taught by: Professor Grant L. Voth
Monterey Peninsula College


Classics of Russian Literature

Taught by: Professor Irwin Weil
Northwestern University

HEALTH AND SCIENCE

Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition
Taught by: Professor Robert Sapolsky
Stanford University

Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age
Taught by:Professor Anthony A. Goodman, M.D.
Montana State University

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