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Invitation to the classics

Author: Louise Cowan; Os Guinness
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, ©1998.
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Provides introductions to such classic authors as Dante, Chaucer, Cervantes, Dostoyevsky, and Kafka for the Christian reader in particular.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Cowan; Os Guinness
ISBN: 0801011566 9780801011566
OCLC Number: 37820062
Description: 384 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The purpose of Invitation to the classics / Os Guinness --
The importance of the classics / Louise Cowan --
The "classics" are not the "canon" / Roger Lundin --
Homer : The Iliad and The Odyssey / Glenn C. Arbery --
Aeschylus : The Oresteia / Daniel Russ --
Herodotus : History of the Persian wars / Arthur A. Rupprecht --
Western histories / Charles R. Sullivan --
Sophocles : Oedipus rex / Louise Cowan --
Euripides : The Bacchae / Larry Allums --
Aristophanes : Comedies / Louise Cowan --
Plato : The republic / Robert Martin Schaefer --
Aristotle : Nichomachean ethics / John F. Crosby --
Virgil : The Aeneid / Larry Allums --
Roman and Italian classics / Robert S. Dupree --
Early Christian writers / Telfair J. Mashburn, III --
Augustine : The confessions / Gail Kienitz --
Beowulf / Gary D. Schmidt --
Medieval Christian writers / Telfair J. Mashburn, III --
Thomas Aquinas : Summa theologica / Robert E. Wood --
Dante : The divine comedy / Larry Allums --
Sir Gawain and the green knight / Mary Mumbach --
Geoffrey Chaucer : The Canterbury tales / Leland Ryken --
The second shepherds' play and Everyman / Sharon Coolidge --
Thomas More : Utopia / Peter Sampo --
Martin Luther : The Babylonian captivity of the church, The small catechism / Mark A. Noll --
Devotional classics / Roger J. Green --
Niccolò Machiavelli / The prince / Peter Sampo --
John Calvin : Institutes of the Christian religion / Mark A. Noll --
Miguel de Cervantes : Don Quixote / Marilyn Gump Stewart --
Spanish classics / Elizabeth Franklin Lewis --
William Shakespeare : Hamlet, King Lear, Midsummer night's dream, and The tempest / Louise Cowan --
John Donne : Poems / Alan Jacobs --
George Herbert : The temple / Christopher Hodgkins --
John Milton : Paradise lost / Leland Ryken --
Blaise Pascal : Pensées / Os Guiness --
John Bunyan : The pilgrim's progress / Beatrice Batson --
Jonathan Swift : Gulliver's travels / Daniel E. Ritchie --
Jonathan Edwards : A treatise concerning religious affections / Mark A. Noll --
Samuel Johnson : Essays and Rasselas. James Boswell : The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. / Lionel Basney. [... Cont.] Western social and political philosophy / Ashley Woodiwiss --
Jean-Jacques Rousseau : Confessions / Virginia L. Arbery --
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay : The federalist / Ashley Woodiwiss --
Jane Austen : Pride and prejudice / Henrietta Ten Harmsel --
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : Faust / Carsten Peter Thiede --
William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge : Lyrical ballads / Eileen Gregory --
German classics / Carsten Peter Thiede --
John Keats : The great odes / Louise Cowan --
Alexis de Tocqueville : Democracy in America / Bruce Frohnen --
Ralph Waldo Emerson : Essays / Roger Lundin --
Frederick Douglass : Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave / John Lowe --
Nathaniel Hawthorne : The scarlet letter / Roger Lundin --
Emily Dickinson : The complete poems / Roger Lundin --
Herman Melville : Moby Dick / Bainard Cowan --
Gustave Flaubert : Madame Bovary / Larry Allums --
French classics / Carsten Peter Thiede --
Charles Dickens : Great expectations / Leland Ryken --
John Henry, Cardinal Newman : Apologia pro vita sua / G.B. Tennyson --
Søren Kierkegaard : Fear and trembling / C. Stephen Evans --
George Eliot : Middlemarch / Dean Ward --
Gerard Manley Hopkins : Poems / Jude V. Nixon --
Leo Tolstoy : Anna Karenina / Dona S. Gower --
Fyodor Dostoyevsky : The brothers Karamazov / Louise Cowan --
Henry James : The portrait of a lady / Margaret Gardner --
Mark Twain / The adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Dennis Patrick Slattery --
The makers of the modern world / Roger Lundin --
Friedrich Nietzsche : Twilight of the idols / Roger Lundin --
Joseph Conrad : Heart of darkness / Edward E. Ericson, Jr. --
James Joyce : Dubliners / Harold Fickett --
Franz Kafka : The trial / Edward E. Ericson, Jr. [... Cont.] William Butler Yeats : Poems / Robert S. Dupree --
T.S. Eliot : Four quartets / John H. Timmerman --
Robert Frost : Poems / Glenn C. Arbery --
Modern poetry in English / Eileen Gregory --
Modern drama / Mary Lou Hoyle --
C.S. Lewis : The Screwtape letters / Thomas T. Howard --
William Faulkner : Go down, Moses / Mary Mumbach --
Simone Weil : Waiting for God / Stephen Gurney --
Dietrich Bonhoeffer : Letters and papers from prison / Roger Lundin --
Flannery O'Connor : "A good man is hard to find," "Greenleaf," "Revelation" / Mary Mumbach --
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn : One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich / Edward E. Ericson, Jr. --
Contemporary writers / Bainard Cowan.
Responsibility: edited by Louise Cowan and Os Guinness.

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Provides introductions to such classic authors as Dante, Chaucer, Cervantes, Dostoyevsky, and Kafka for the Christian reader in particular.

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