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The Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization
Bethany House / 2011 / Hardcover
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Savor excerpts from the great books of Western civilization---guided by Christian professors and thinkers who can help you put each masterpiece in context! This rich anthology features Peter Kreeft on Augustine's Confessions; Frederica Mathewes-Green on John Milton's Paradise Lost; Phil Johnson on Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species; and more. 656 pages, hardcover from Bethany.
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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