Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Terror Of History: Part 1

Edge Induced Cohesion

Great Course:  The Terror Of History:  Mystics, Heretics, And Witches In The Western Tradition:  Part 1, taught by Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz

Although I do not consider myself a particularly mystical person, quite the opposite, for a variety of reasons I have found myself to be a student of mysticism and esoteric religion and its influence on culture [1].  This course gives a good reason why this is the case, and as such it is one that I definitely found interesting and worthwhile.  Thankfully, this part of the course does not really talk about witches and how they were viewed in society, and so it is likely to be the part of this course that I enjoy the most.  Even for someone who is not particularly mystical themselves, this course is useful in that it shows a social historian of a skeptical bent doing his best to give full credit…

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My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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