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eBook Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective ePub

by Leland Ryken

  • ISBN: 1592443400
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Leland Ryken
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (September 12, 2003)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1253 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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The introduction is a very good defense of reading the classics in general, and for Christians in particular

Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful. The introduction is a very good defense of reading the classics in general, and for Christians in particular. Following the introduction, each chapter is devoted to a work of literature, such as Homer's Odyssey or Dickens' Great Expectations or Camus' The Stranger. Realms of Gold is helpful as a companion to those works after reading This is a good book, although I have not actually read all of it yet. (Ha! Today I read the introduction and a few chapters on works I am interested in right no.

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Realms of Gold : The Classics in Christian . Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful books for the thoughtful reader, inspiring imagination, and reflection.

Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful books for the thoughtful reader, inspiring imagination, and reflection. These beautifully produced volumes feature prose and poetry of high literary, academic, and artistic merit, written by and about Christian artists of significant stature.

In 'Realms of Gold,' Leland Ryken proceeds chronologically through some of the best of the best, from Homer through Shakespeare to Camus, offering not only a taste of the classics, but a framework in which to analyze them

In 'Realms of Gold,' Leland Ryken proceeds chronologically through some of the best of the best, from Homer through Shakespeare to Camus, offering not only a taste of the classics, but a framework in which to analyze them. For students studying literature, this book serves as an introduction to the classics as friends; for those who have not read the classics in a long time, it is motivation to renew delightful acquaintances; for people who already know the classics as intimate friends, it offers the opportunity to renew acquaintance within a Christian context.

Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective. The book’s back page contains a list of Christian Guides to the Classics that Ryken has penned on The Odyssey, Paradise Lost, Hamlet, The Scarlet Letter and other works. I have not read them, though I’m sure that they would make for helpful companions as you read those books. I have this confidence because I took classes from Prof.

Book Format: Choose an option. Paperback, Wipf & Stock Pub, 2003, ISBN13 9781592443406, ISBN10 1592443400.

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly 50 years. More importantly, it will help present the classics from the perspective of the Judeo-Christian worldview upon which the university was built. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society's annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible. Ryken is a warm and welcoming guide to the classics of Western literature.

Pull everything you can out of the classics! Leland Ryken provides a clear .

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. 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 78 pages, softcover.

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Leland Ryken is professor of English emeritus at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He was the literary stylist for the English Standard Version of the Bible, published by Crossway Bibles in 2001.

Throughout history, great literature has been a cohesive force in Western culture. It interprets our experiences and tells us the truth about our fears and longings. It is a catalyst to our thinking and an invaluable index to the minds and feelings of people around us. In 'Realms of Gold' Leland Ryken proceeds chronologically through some of the best of the best, from Homer through Shakespeare to Camus, offering not only a taste of the classics, but a framework in which to analyze them. For students studying literature, this book serves as an introduction to the classics as friends; for those who have not read the classics in a long time, it is motivation to renew delightful acquaintances; for people who already know the classics as intimate friends, it offers the opportunity to renew acquaintance within a Christian context.

Comments

Landaron Landaron
I have been an avid follower of Professor Ryken's work for 25 years or more. I would categorize him as one of my favorite authors. In fact, I enjoy reading his take on literature as much as I enjoy the literature itself. I was one of those knuckle heads that dismissed literature's value. That was due to my poor reading skills. But the Professor convinced me of literature's value with his book "Windows to the World." Years later I read "Realms of Gold." in fact, I have read it over the past several years at least 4 times. This is a great book. It is so good that I have written to him asking for volume two to be written.

This book takes a 10 classics and not only expounds on the books themselves, it explores the genre olf which each book is an example. If you were to use this book as a read-along with the classics it treats, you could easily have a year's worth of worthwhile reading and years worth of re-reading on your hands. I can think of fewer enjoyments that would compare. Thank you, Professor.
Muniath Muniath
You don't have to be an English major to enjoy this book. Convincing argument presented in an interesting way for reading classics or rereading them with a different mindset. Intellectually challenging without being arrogant. A must-read for homeschooling at the upper levels. Helpful for all English literature instructors. Good foundation for presenting reasons for reading the classics to reluctant students.
Jaberini Jaberini
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.