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Heroes of the City of Man: A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature [Paperback]

By Peter J. Leithart (Author)
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Leithart analyzes the grand classics of ancient literature "The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, and others" commenting on each and contrasting their pagan worldview to the biblical worldview. If you fall asleep in your English classes, this book is like drinking ten cups of coffee. Maybe eleven, depending upon your body weight. For high school students and up. The most obvious virtue of Leithart's book is its scope. In a single volume he provides a defense for the value of reading classical literature, a methodology for integrating that literature with the Christian faith, and a reader's guide to the works of classical literature that a contemporary reader would most benefit from reading.

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Leithart analyzes the grand classics of ancient literature-The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, and others-commenting on each and contrasting their pagan worldview to the biblical worldview. If you fall asleep in your English classes, this book is like drinking ten cups of coffee. Maybe eleven, depending upon your body weight. For high school students and up. "The most obvious virtue of Leithart's book is its scope. In a single volume he provides a defense for the value of reading classical literature, a methodology for integrating that literature with the Christian faith, and a reader's guide to the works of classical literature that a contemporary reader would most benefit from reading." -Leland Ryken, Wheaton College " A]nyone can read this volume and expect to gain a heightened awareness of the importance of Christian thinking to all of life and the great void that exists in societies that are not undergirded by such thinking." -Byron Snapp, Calvary Herald

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Studio: Canon Press
Pages   394
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.53" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.96"
Weight:   1.21 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2000
Publisher   Canon Press
ISBN  1885767552  
ISBN13  9781885767554  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peter J. Leithart is President of the Theopolis Institute, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

Peter J. Leithart has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality


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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Classics > Greek
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Classic Literature Guide for Christians  Jul 29, 2005
QUESTION: Should Christian young people be exposed to classical works depicting various worldviews against our belief system? If they are not, how will they be prepared with a ready answer and be well-educated to culturally important works?
ANSWER: Peter Leithart

Leithart enters the debate with an excellent resource for the education of Christian young people. He takes "important" classical works and examines them by practically contrasting them against the Biblical worldview. I use the word "important" as a term meaning that the philosophies in these works dramatically impacted worldview shifts in the course of history. By contrasting these thoughts to the Biblical truths, Leithart assists in preparing young adults to give a defense for the "hope that is within them."

Leithart also brings excellent literary information, as well. He examines literary devices and references other well-known works as part of the study.
 
Good Christian Guide to Pagan Literature  Jun 18, 2000
This book, put simply, is a good guide to the ancient Greek and Roman literature from a biblical worldview. Leithart goes through the works, from Hesiod to Virgil, keeping his eye on both the Christian implications of the work and the literary structure. This book is an excellent resource, whether you are looking for biblical or literary teaching on these ancient epics. It's good not only for school teachers but for the rest of us as well.
 

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