The Modern Scholar
- Religions of the East: Paths to Enlightenment
- Narrated by: Professor Stephen Prothero
- Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
- Release date: 10-31-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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By Chi-Hung on 06-29-10
A scholarly presentation
The professor knows what he's talking about, this presentation is lucid and very objective, although I wish he could work on his Chinese Pronunciation, since this is a lecture, I can't blame the narrator, but still it is interesting.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Listen on 08-22-11
Over promise, under delivery
This is an ambitious project, which is unfortunately undelivered I my view. The descriptions were over-simplistic and they were accompanied with shallow explanations and examples that overall the lecturer did not do justice to this extraordinarily profound and complex subject. Also, being as a professor of Eastern religious study, the lecturer's inability to properly pronounce some of the key concepts is just shocking. Surely one of his Chinese or Japanese-speaking undergrads could have given him a lesson or two around the recording time.
Having listened a dozen of books in this Modern Scholar collection and generally satisfied with overall quality and value of these books, I have to say that this one is probably the most disappointing one.
Two stars for the effort.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful