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Crossway Books & Bibles Christian Guides to the Classics: Milton's Paradise Lost

Pull everything you can out of the classics!

Leland Ryken provides a clear pathway to understanding the "Great Works" through this engaging series of short guidebooks. Beginning with "why the classics matter" and "how to read a story," readers will find a helpful path to reading and analyzing influential works in the Western canon. Evaluating the text from a distinctly Christian perspective, this guide to Milton's Paradise Lost includes commentary, points out scriptural allusions and biblical subtext, summarizes sections of lines, and examines Milton's nuanced use of language.

Christian Guide to the Classics books provide:

  • An introduction to the author and work
  • An explanation of the cultural context
  • Published criticism
  • Definitions of key literary terms
  • Discussion questions
  • Resources for further study

    93 pages, softcover. High School-Adult.

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Christian Cliff's Notes

Date:February 5, 2013
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After reading MIlton’s Paradise Lost, I thought “Man I wish I had had something like this when I was a English Literature student.” This guide is a Christian Cliff Notes. It does everything Cliff Notes do from a Christian perspective. It is a shame that a “Christian version” is needed but the reality is that one is. It is no secret that the secularization of our culture has led modern academia to cut out many of the obvious Christian themes from past literature.
You will not find a better guide that covers Milton’s Paradise Lost than this one. It reviews and covers ALL of the epic poem. This is a Christian student’s goldmine.
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