Between 1937 and 1945, approximately 55 million people perished in the series of interrelated conflicts known as the Second World War. No continent was left untouched, no ocean unaffected. The war led to the eclipse of Europe and the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as global superpowers; ushered in the atomic age; produced, in the Holocaust, the most horrific crime ever committed in the history of Western civilization, and led to the end of Europe's colonial empires around the world.
Only three lifetimes ago, Europe was a farming society ruled by families of monarchs. But with two seismic tremors - capitalism and democracy - Europe's economic and royal foundations were shattered forever and modern European history began.In this series of 48 fascinating lectures, Professor Childers makes the history of Europe from the 1750s to the present - events both horrible and magnificent - as immediate as today's headlines, employing the historian's craft and a storyteller's skill to find the causes of what otherwise could seem to be the march of folly.
Know thy enemy. That's what the wisdom of history teaches us. And Adolf Hitler was surely the greatest enemy ever faced by modern civilization. Over half a century later, the horror, fascination, and questions still linger: How could a man like Hitler and a movement like Nazism come to power in 20th-century Germany – an industrially developed country with a highly educated population? How were the Nazis able to establish the foundations of a totalitarian regime in such a short time and hurl all of Europe – and the world – into a devastating war that would consume so many millions of lives? Professor Childers has designed this gripping 12-lecture course to shed light on these and other questions that have plagued generations.
In The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, Thomas Childers shows how the young Hitler became passionately political and anti-Semitic as he lived on the margins of society. Fueled by outrage at the punitive terms imposed on Germany by the Versailles Treaty, he found his voice and drew a loyal following.
Was Jesus a real, historical person? Was the crucifixion of Jesus real? Is their logical evidence to believe in the resurrection? Does it even matter? Seek answers, use your brain. For it is in the discovery of answers that true faith is formed.
Christian Logic 2 delves into some of our most relevant questions about the Bible and science: What about dinosaurs? What about the big bang? How do you reconcile Adam and Eve and evolution? This book offers teaching that is relevant and insightful, avoiding empty platitudes that often accompany critical questions about faith and God. It is designed for thinking people who embrace questions raised by science, logic, and critical reflection, yet who also seek answers about God.
Christian Logic provides answers for some of life's toughest questions. Why am I here? Is God real? What is God like? What about heaven and hell? How do we deal with hypocritical Christians? And more. This book offers teaching that is relevant and insightful, avoiding empty platitudes that often accompany critical questions about faith and God. It is designed for thinking people who embrace questions raised by science, logic, and critical reflection, yet who also seek answers about God.