From Achilles to Christ

In From Achilles to Christ, Louis Markos introduces readers to the great narratives of classical mythology from a Christian perspective.

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.

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From Achilles to Christ
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Louis Markos
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-07-26 - Publisher: IVP Academic

"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
Heaven and Hell
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Louis Markos
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-17 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

For thousands of years, philosophers, theologians, and poets have tried to pierce through the veil of death to gaze with wonder, fear, and awe on the final and eternal state of the soul. Indeed, the four great epic poets of the Western tradition (Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton) structured their
From Achilles to Christ (Volume 2 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Louis Markos
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-11 - Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

''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
Restoring Beauty
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Louis Markos
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-05 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

An analysis of Lewis's eleven novels and many non-fiction works critically looking at the twin concepts of beauty and truth as Divine in source.
From Plato to Christ
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Louis Markos
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-03 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Christians throughout the history of the church and even today have inherited aspects of the ancient Greek philosophy of Plato. To help us understand the influence of Platonic thought on the Christian faith, Louis Markos offers careful readings of some of Plato's best-known texts and then traces the ways that