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The Resource A History of Freedom, (downloadable audiobook)

A History of Freedom, (downloadable audiobook)

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A History of Freedom
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A History of Freedom
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eng
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It can be argued that one simple idea - the concept of freedom - has been the driving force of Western civilization and may be the most influential intellectual force the world has ever known. But what is freedom, exactly? These 36 engaging lectures tell the dramatic story of freedom from ancient Greece to our own day, exploring a concept so close to us we may never have considered it with the thoroughness it deserves. In exploring what freedom meant to Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, and other great historical figures, you'll probe a range of provocative issues related to a concept we in the 21st century sometimes take for granted. What does it take to be free, to have and to hold liberty? What role do the liberal arts and the world of the intellect play in the life of a free society or a free individual? How should we understand the relationship among freedom, religion, and morality? With Professor Fears guiding and informing your thinking, you explore the birth of the idea of freedom in Greece and the story of the world's first democracy; the status and meaning of freedom in both the Roman Republic and the Empire; the role of Christianity in that flowering of freedom, and the Christian view of the true meaning of human liberation; the debates about freedom that informed the framing and ratification of the United States Constitution; its awful testing on the battlefields of the Civil War; the struggles of free peoples against domestic injustices and foreign dictatorships during the 20th century; and the questions about freedom we still face today
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A History of Freedom, (downloadable audiobook)
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online
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9781682765937
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Label
A History of Freedom, (downloadable audiobook)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BSiUAAA2O/products/0af9790a-2bb1-43b1-9951-38791e94f1df
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781682765937
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0af9790a-2bb1-43b1-9951-38791e94f1df
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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