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From Achilles to Christ

Louis Markos

From Achilles to Christ

Louis Markos

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"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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About "From Achilles to Christ"

"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.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Louis Markos

Louis A. Markos (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a professor of English at Houston Baptist University where he teaches classical and English literature. He is a C. S. Lewis scholar and the author of Lewis Agonistes: How C. S. Lewis Can Train Us to Wrestle with the Modern & Postmodern World (Broadman & Holman); From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics (InterVarsity Press, 2007); Pressing Forward: Tennyson and the Victorian Age (Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University, 2007); Apologetics for the Twenty-first Century (Crossway, 2010) and most recently Restoring Beauty; The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis (Biblica, 2011)

He has published extensively in periodicals such as Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, Touchstone, Christian Scholar's Review and Theology Today. Markos has spoken widely all over the US and Oxford. He is also a culture critic.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: The Only Complete Truth
  • part I: Homer
  • 1. Hesiod's theogony: In The Beginning
  • 2. Homer's iliad I: A History In Conflict
  • 3. Homer's iliad Ii: Civilization Vs. Barbarism
  • 4. Homer's iliad Iii: A New Ethic
  • 5. Homer's iliad Iv: From Wrath To Reconciliation
  • 6. Homer's odyssey I: Coming Of Age
  • 7. Homer's odyssey Ii: Coming Home
  • 8. Homer's odyssey Iii: The Journeys Of Odysseus
  • part Ii: The Greek Tragedians
  • 9. Aeschylus' prometheus Bound: The Birth Of Tragedy
  • 10. Aeschylus' oresteia: Pagan Poets And Hebrew Prophets
  • 11. Sophocles' oedipus: The Human Scapegoat
  • 12. Sophocles' antigone And electra: Questions Of Duty
  • 13. Sophocles' women Of Trachis And philoctetes: The Tragedy Of Character
  • 14. Euripedes' electra And medea: The Naive And The Sentimental
  • 15. Euripides' bacchae And Hippolytus: Apollonian Vs. Dionysiac
  • part Iii. Virgil
  • 16. The Sacred History Of Rome
  • 17. The Making Of A Roman Epic
  • 18. Virgil's aeneid I: The Fall Of Troy
  • 19. Virgil's aeneid Ii: Aeneas And Dido
  • 20. Virgil's aeneid Iii: To Hell And Back
  • 21. Virgil's aeneid Iv: Just War?
  • Conclusion: The Myth Made Fact
  • Bibliographical Essay
  • Index

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  • Catalogue Code 263191
  • Product Code 9780830825936
  • ISBN 0830825932
  • EAN 9780830825936
  • Pages 264
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Aug 2007
  • Sales Rank #59405
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.425kg

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