The Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization [NOOK Book]

Overview

Great Books programs have become increasingly popular among Christian colleges, high schools, and even home schoolers. This one-of-a-kind book is designed for those who do not have the opportunity to attend such a program but are still interested in directly engaging with the Western Canon. It contains substantial excerpts from thirty of the most important books in history, with each excerpt followed by an essay placing the work in historical and Christian context. Readers can learn directly from such authors and...
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The Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization

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Overview

Great Books programs have become increasingly popular among Christian colleges, high schools, and even home schoolers. This one-of-a-kind book is designed for those who do not have the opportunity to attend such a program but are still interested in directly engaging with the Western Canon. It contains substantial excerpts from thirty of the most important books in history, with each excerpt followed by an essay placing the work in historical and Christian context. Readers can learn directly from such authors and thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, de Tocqueville, Freud, and Chesterton.

Selected as one of 2011's Best Books for Preachers by Preaching Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441259905
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 1,067,606
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Mark Reynolds (PhD, University of Rochester) is the founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute, a Great Books program at Biola University. He has written several books on philosophy and apologetics, including When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought. John Mark and his family live near Houston, Texas.
John Mark Reynolds (PhD, University of Rochester) is the founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute, a Great Books program at Biola University. He has written several books on philosophy and apologetics, including When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought. John Mark and his family live near Houston, Texas.
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  • Posted September 3, 2011

    Astounding!

    This is quite a large volume that might seem intimidating except for the fact that you would never think of reading this book through in a short period of time. Following the example of the "Great Books Foundation", this book contains excerpts from the most influential books in Western Civilization as well as essays that help you grasp them and interpret them from a Christian World view. It contains over 600 pages and will whet your appetite for such great minds as Aquinas, Aristotle, Dante, Plato, Shakespeare, and many, many more. This is a book to keep in your library as slowly read through to enrich your knowledge base. I was impressed.

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