Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) is the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College and author or editor of more than thirty books, as well as many articles. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and lives in Illinois. Philip Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford, England) is president of Wheaton College. He was formerly senior minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books and lives with his family in Illinois. Todd Wilson (PhD, Cambridge University) is senior pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois, and lives with his family in Illinois.
Leland Ryken currently resides in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective?
Excellant introduction to literature from a Christian view Jun 16, 2001
Professor Ryken has done an excellant job of writing an introduction to the classics of literature from a Christian perspective. He discusses several of his personal favorites and uses them to illustrate his points about different genres and how they can be read and understood from a Christian worldview. He spends some time covering matters that are non-issues for those of us outside of the fundamentalist community, such as whether it is appropriate for Christians to read fictional literature that is not specifically Christian in its content and outlook. Overall I found him to provide meaningful food for thought on how to read and interpret classic literature in a way that is informed by my faith. He has also served as a catalyst for a renewed desire to read (and re-read) many of the classics. I highly recommend this title to those who are interested in reading the classics and are interested in how their faith is relevant to that entreprise.