Christian Guides to the Classics: Homer's The Odyssey   -     By: Leland Ryken
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This homeschool product specifically reflects a Christian worldview. Christian Guides to the Classics: Homer's The Odyssey

Crossway Books & Bibles / 2013 / Paperback

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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 Homer's The Odyssey includes commentary, points out scriptural allusions and biblical subtext, summarizes the plot, and examines the mythological background of The Odyssey.

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. High School-Adult.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 1433526166
ISBN-13: 9781433526169
Availability: In Stock
Series: Christian Guides to the Classics

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Publisher's Description

Guides readers through Homer’s The Odyssey and highlights the universal theme of longing for redemption as displayed in this epic tale of a man trying to find his way home. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series.

Author Bio

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for over 43 years. He has authored or edited over three dozen books, including The Word of God in English and The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.

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