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Baker Books Invitation to the Classics

The classics have always occupied a place in the hall of education, yet some Christians tend to lean either towards a Puritanical dismissal of art as "irreligious", or they twist the arts into altered, pro-Christian mediocrity. Invitation to the Classics expounds upon what it means to have a Christian view of literature, including its benefits, aesthetics and place in culture. Classics from a variety of authors including Homer, Sophocles, Plato, Dante, Shakespeare, Pascal, Swift, Emerson, Dickens, Tolstoy, Lewis and others are all viewed with an in depth literary and biographical assessment. Each author is introduced with literary analysis of their most famous works, impact upon time, posterity and "Issues to Explore" discussion questions. 384 pages, indexed, softcover.
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Date:July 20, 2010
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K Unger
This is a fabulous reference books for those studying the classics. Great information and all from a Christian worldview.
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Date:November 5, 2009
I have wanted this book for a long time and when it was offered at a sale price I just had to have it. As a homeschool mom I would highly recommend it for a high school literature class in the classics. Well written and informative.
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Date:October 20, 2009
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Thomas Sutter
This is not a Cliff Notes of the classics; however, it provides an excellent introduction to authors and one or two of their works. This is an excellent way to quickly learn about a particular author and a very short and quick discussion on that author's work. This book invites to reader not to read but to study the selected works.
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Date:June 8, 2009
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Dody Morgan
"Invitation to the Classics" is a must buy for Christians seeking to understand the original theorists and commentators, the giants of human understanding, debate, and wisdom. The "Know Thyself" of Christian Apology is where most of us believers finish with exploring classical writers. "Knowing the enemy" (to simplify those positions contradictory to Scripture) is the important second half of a well-rounded education. "Invitation" brought me a wealthy overview and a starting point to deeper exploration that only strengthens my Christian foundation by being familiar with where the critique originally comes, in its historic context."
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Date:September 19, 2008
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Sherry Johnson
This is a very useful book for anyone studying the classics. It's easy to read, and yet is provokes deeper thinking.
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