From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics
InterVarsity Press, 2009 M09 20
"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. Leer comentario completo
ACHILLES TO CHRIST Aegisthus Aeneas Aeneas’s Aeneid Aeschylus Aeschylus’s Agamemnon ancient Antigone Athens Atreus Augustus Bacchae battle battleﬁeld begins Bible Book Carthage Christian civilization Clytemnestra conﬂict Creon death defeat Deianira Dido difﬁcult Dionysus divine Electra embodies epic Euripides father ﬁght ﬁghting ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst ﬂesh glory God’s goddess gods Greece Greek Tragedies guest-host heart Hektor Helen Heracles hero Hesiod Hippolytus Homer Homer’s Illiad Homer’s Odyssey honor human Iliad immortal Ithaca Jason Jesus Jupiter kill king live Medea Menelaus mortal mother Neoptolemus Odysseus Odysseus’s Oedipus Old Testament Oresteia Orestes pagan passion Penelope Pentheus Phaeacia Philoctetes play plot poet polis Priam Prometheus prophecy prophetic reader Roman Rome sacred sacriﬁce scapegoat ships Sophocles story struggle suffer suitors Telemachus tells Theogony things tragic Trojan Troy true truth Turnus Virgil Virgil’s Aeneid virtues warrior wife women wrath xenia Zeus