Augustine's Confessions - eBook
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Augustine's Confessions - eBook  -     By: Leland Ryken
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Get everything you can out of your time reading 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 "the nature and function of literature," 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 Augustine's Confessions includes a summary, commentary, and contextual notes on various elements in the chapter.

Christian Guide to the Classics books provide:

  • An introduction to the author and work

  • An explanation of the cultural context
  • Incorporated published criticism
  • Definitions of key literary terms
  • Discussion questions
  • Resources for further study

79 pages, softcover. High School-Adult.

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Title: Augustine's Confessions - eBook
By: Leland Ryken
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Crossway
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781433542510
ISBN-13: 9781433542510
Series: Christian Guides to the Classics
Stock No: WW78227EB

Publisher's Description

<p>We&’ve all heard about the classics and assume they&’re great. Some of us have even read them on our own. But for those of us who remain a bit intimidated or simply want to get more out of our reading,& Crossway&’s Christian Guides& to the Classics are here to help.</p> <p>In these short guidebooks, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken takes you through some of the greatest literature in history while answering your questions along the way.</p> <p>Each book:</p> <ul> <li>Includes an introduction to the author and work</li> <li>Explains the cultural context</li> <li>Incorporates published criticism</li> <li>Defines key literary terms</li> <li>Contains discussion questions at the end of each unit of the text</li> <li>Lists resources for further study</li> <li>Evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview</li> </ul> <p>This volume guides readers through Augustine&’s classic spiritual autobiography, the& <em>Confessions</em>, exploring the book&’s historical context, key themes, and overarching message.</p>

Author Bio

<p><strong>Leland Ryken</strong> (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for more than 43 years. He has authored or edited more than three dozen books, including <em>The Word of God in English</em>, <em>The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible</em>, <em>The& ESV Literary Study Bible</em>, and <em>A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible</em>. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version.</p>

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