Discover Christ through ancient myths! Join renowned author Dr. Louis Markos on an unparalleled exploration of Greek and Roman myths to discover the links that bind those myths to the Bible and to the Christian life.
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The Myth Made Fact ClassicalU Course
In the spirit of C. S. Lewis, whose own acceptance of Christ hinged on his understanding that Christ is the myth become fact, this course will seek to mine wisdom of eternal value from the great storehouses of Greek and Roman mythology and trace the links that bind those myths to the Bible and to the Christian life.
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Discover Christ through Ancient Myths!
Join renowned author Dr. Louis Markos on an unparalleled adventure for the modern Christian! In the spirit of C. S. Lewis, whose own acceptance of Christ hinged on his understanding that Christ is the myth become fact, The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes mines wisdom of eternal value from the great storehouses of Greek and Roman mythology and traces the links that bind those myths to the Bible and the Christian life.
The Myth Made Fact takes its readers on an exploration of Greco-Roman characters, art, and stories—one that spans 50 myths and sheds new light on the legends of Hercules, Orpheus, Jason, Phaedra, Oedipus, and many more! The journey through myth unfolds through six unique parts, each pointing beyond the lustful and wrathful Olympian gods to the One Holy Creator who stands, like Aslan, at the back of all our stories.
Part I: Journeys and Origins
Part II: Platonic Myths
Part III: The Four Great Heroes
Part IV: The Tragic House of Thebes
Part V: The Tragic House of Atreus
Part VI: Love Lost and Found
The Myth Made Fact offers distinct insight into how the common people of pagan Greece and Rome received their myths and used them as guides to virtuous living. By doing so, Dr. Markos helps his readers receive myth in the right spirit: not as historical tales that contradict the Bible, but as testimonies to the yearnings of people who lacked clear revelation but nevertheless hungered and thirsted for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
The Myth Made Fact Companion Files
The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes will lead you into the study of foundational myths and how they ultimately point to mankind’s longing for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
Continue your study of mythology through the use of exclusive digital resources that have been designed to enhance your experience of this unique book. In these files, you will receive the following:
1. Bulfinch’s Myths (audio)
To celebrate the release of The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes, Classical Academic Press has produced audio recordings of 28 myths from the highly regarded Bulfinch’s Mythology. As you listen to the recordings, the juxtaposition of Bulfinch’s retellings of these myths with Markos’s retellings will enrich your study and understanding of the myths, aiding you as you seek to see “beyond the lustful and wrathful Olympian gods to the One Holy Creator who stands, like Aslan, at the back of all our stories.”We are pleased to be able to present this audio resource—a $20 value—for your use.
2. Bulfinch’s Myths (PDF)
Beautifully designed as an accompaniment to The Myth Made Fact and the audio files, the 28 myths from Bulfinch’s Mythology are available in PDF format. Enjoy following along in the PDF as you listen to the recordings of the myths, or use it independently as resource for further study.
Teachers and parents, a number of the images of classic artwork within these PowerPoint slides include male and/or female nudity. We recommend reviewing the PowerPoint slides before sharing them with your students/children.
3. Accompanying PowerPoint Presentations
For the past 30 years, Dr. Louis Markos has specialized in instruction on the connection between Greek and Roman mythology and the Christian faith. As part of the anticipated release of The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes, Dr. Markos has supplied 9 of his specific lessons on Greek mythology in art, originally created as part of a master’s in fine arts class. These thoroughly crafted PowerPoint presentations, filled with beautiful artwork and accompanying notes will help deepen your understanding of the influence and prevalence of Greek and Roman mythology through the ages.
Dr. Louis Markos
Louis Markos (PhD, University of Michigan), Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He speaks widely on ancient Greece and Rome, Lewis and Tolkien, and apologetics and classical education. His 18 books include From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis, Apologetics for the 21st Century, Worldview Guides to the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid, and two children’s novels, The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy, in which his kids become part of Greek mythology and the epics of Homer.
Praise for The Myth Made Fact
“C.S. Lewis once wrote that, in the face of modern Western civilization’s moral bankruptcy, it appeared as though we shall have to set about becoming true Pagans if only as a preliminary to becoming Christians. Louis Markos demonstrates the wisdom of Lewis’s observations in this thorough and thoughtful book, a fascinating and helpful guide both to classical virtues and to their links with Christian discipleship.” —Michael Ward, Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis
“The Myth Made Fact is destined to become a go-to resource in the classroom and at home. Markos’s mastery of prose and his insightful foray through Greek and Roman mythology come together in an easy-to-read guide in which each myth is woven together with other stories, scripture, and insightful questions. Wisdom from Lewis, Tolkien, Chesterton, Newman, and others joins with the book’s punchy format and beautiful typesetting to make a reference work that is as fun as it is fruitful to read. This book brings myth alive in a uniquely Christian way. I heartily recommend Markos’s work for virtue seekers, young and old. ”
—David Goodwin, president of the Association of Classical Christian Schools
“Louis Markos does a great service in demonstrating how Christians can and should appreciate and engage with the Greco-Roman myths. With its excellent selection of tales, thoughtful reflections, and helpful notes and discussion questions, The Myth Made Fact is a valuable resource for teachers and parents, who will find in it clear, thoughtful explication of the ways in which these myths can be used to teach virtue and to aid in gaining a better, richer grasp of the Christian worldview.” —Holly Ordway, PhD, Fellow of Faith and Culture, Word on Fire Institute