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Invitation to the Classics

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Invitation to the Classics will open a new generation of readers to the wonder of some of humankind's greatest creations. This volume helps the reader enter the world of the great books. With rich, full-color illustrations and clear, understandable text penned by fifty experts, the work introduces the major Western classics from a Christian perspective.
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Invitation to the Classics will open a new generation of readers to the wonder of some of humankind's greatest creations. This volume helps the reader enter the world of the great books. With rich, full-color illustrations and clear, understandable text penned by fifty experts, the work introduces the major Western classics from a Christian perspective.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For over a decade, university teachers, politicians, literary critics and preachers have argued about the educational role of the literary classics of the Western world. While some have contended that the works themselves are full of immoral teachings and should be banned from libraries and school curricula, others have argued that the stereotypical portrayal of certain characters has a pernicious effect on readers and leads to classism, sexism and racism. Still others, like authors of this lively collection, believe that the classics are indispensable for an understanding of Western society and human nature. Guinness and Cowan gather over 50 brief essays by a number of respected Christian literary scholars that extend invitations to readers to experience anew or for the first time the wonder and the beauty of selected classics. Each essay contains a biographical and historical sketch, a summary of the work being considered, suggestions and bibliographies for further study and questions raised by the text about the interaction of Christian faith and society. The selections range from the Iliad to Machiavelli's The Prince, Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. Genres covered range from Shakespeare's plays and Milton's epic poetry to Martin Luther's theological writings and Alexis de Tocqueville's travel writings. (Sept.) (PW best book of 1998)
Library Journal
This work examines 50 of the great classic texts of Western literature from a Christian perspective. Cowan (literature, Univ. of Dallas) and Guinness (The Call, Word Books, 1998) compiled criticisms for each classic--including works by Homer, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Dostoyevsky, and Yeats--from an expert in the field. Each section demonstrates how the work relates to Christian doctrine, and topics for further study are included at the end. Unfortunately, these works lean heavily toward male authors, as in most discussion of the great works in Western literature, and the editors confuse their purpose by touching on too many varied ideas while attempting to explain why these works are important from a Christian perspective. Recommended only for public and academic libraries with strong literature and religion departments.--Kim Woodbridge, "The Scientist," Philadelphia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801011566
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/1998
  • Series: Masterworks Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.14 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2000

    Wonderful presentation of our heritage in literature

    This well-written book provides a fascinating review of our rich literary heritage, and inspires readers to appreciate and approach the classics anew or for the first time. Recommended for serious students, parents, teachers, or anyone who wants to enhance his education. This book features those great authors who reflected as well as shaped the Western civilization in which we are privileged to participate. Reading these recommended classics will develop greater appreciation for that heritage.

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