From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics

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InterVarsity Press, 20 wrz 2009
"The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact." --C. S. Lewis In From Achilles to Christ, Louis Markos introduces readers to the great narratives of classical mythology from a Christian perspective. From the battles of Achilles and the adventures of Odysseus to the feats of Hercules and the trials of Aeneas, Markos shows how the characters, themes and symbols within these myths both foreshadow and find their fulfillment in the story of Jesus Christ--the "myth made fact." Along the way, he dispels misplaced fears about the dangers of reading classical literature, and offers a Christian approach to the interpretation and appropriation of these great literary works. This engaging and eminently readable book is an excellent resource for Christian students, teachers and readers of classical literature.

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pretty good, has some interesting insights into the process of perspective reading. "indulges the mind and insnares the senses". i love how it looks into the logistics of martin luthers' reading. Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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The Only Complete Truth
9
HOMER
25
In the Beginning
27
A History of Conflict
36
Civilization versus Barbarism
49
A New Ethic
60
From Wrath to Reconciliation
69
Coming of Age
79
The Tragedy of Character
157
The Naïve and the Sentimental
167
Apollonian versus Dionysiac
179
VIRGIL
191
The Sacred History of Rome
193
The Making of a Roman Epic
202
The Fall of Troy
210
Aeneas and Dido
219

Coming Home
89
The Journeys of Odysseus
100
THE GREEK TRAGEDIANS
113
The Birth of Tragedy
115
Pagan Poets and Hebrew Prophets
124
The Human Scapegoat
135
Questions of Duty
146
To Hell and Back
229
Just War?
237
The Myth Made Fact
247
Bibliographical Essay
251
Index
258
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Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. He is a Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and Film. Dr. Markos holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches classes on Ancient Greece and Rome for HBU s Honors College. He is the author of 9 books:From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, Pressing Forward: Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the Victorian Age, The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World like a Romantic Poet, Lewis Agonistes: How C. S. Lewis can Train us to Wrestle with the Modern and Postmodern World, Apologetics for the 21st Century, Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis, Literature: A Student s Guide, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue in Tolkien and Lewis, and Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition.

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