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The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes

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  • The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes
  • The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes
  • The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes

The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes

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    “God is more than a god, not less; Christ is more than Balder, not less. We must not be ashamed of the mystical radiance resting on our theology. We must not be nervous about ‘parallels’ and ‘pagan Christs’: they ought to be there—it would be a stumbling block if they weren’t. We must not, in false spirituality, withhold our imaginative welcome.”

    —C. S. Lewis, “Myth Became Fact”

    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.

    Preorder Bonus: The Myth Made Fact Companion Files

    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.

    Expand Your Teacher Training with The Myth Made Fact ClassicalU Course

    The Myth Made Fact with Dr. Louis Markos

    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. And, as Lewis did, this book will seek to help modern Christians reclaim myth as a vehicle of truth through which the presence of the Triune God can be discerned. Instructional Hours: 8.10

    Preview Lesson 1: Christ Over Culture
    Preview Lesson 2: The Only Complete Truth

  •   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.

  • ISBN: 9781600513954
    Binding: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
    Width: 6in
    Height: 9in
    Pages: 448
    Version: 1.0

  • “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

    The Myth Made Fact, written by one of the foremost contemporary Christian scholars, is a book that is impossible to overpraise. This book is a total package on classical myth in relation to the Christian faith. It is a book that I wish I had possessed half a century ago at the beginning of my career as a teacher of literature.” —Leland Ryken, PhD, Emeritus Professor of English, Wheaton College

    “Markos, providing a hermeneutical window for each account with his reflections, applications, and notes, brilliantly enables his readers to see how these ancient stories not only teach us virtue and warn against folly, but, moreover, anticipate the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Readers will benefit from the additional resources for further study provided by the author. It is a joy to recommend this fine volume.” —David S. Dockery, President of International Alliance for Christian Education

    “By retelling the myth and adding reflections, information about classic works of art, application questions geared toward the young, and several helpful indexes, Markos shows not only that a myth became fact, but that all myths can convey facts when read in light of the Word who became flesh. I highly recommend this book.” —James Menzies, PhD, author of Truth Myth: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on the Veracity of Christianity

    “There is no better guide to the panoramic landscape of Greek mythology than Louis Markos. If there’s one book that everyone should read on the relationship between Greek myth and Christian truth, The Myth Made Fact is it.” —Joseph Pearce, Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute

     

    “Louis Markos does a great service in demonstrating how Christian 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

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    ClassicalU Course

    The Myth Made Fact with Dr. Louis Markos
    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. And, as Lewis did, this book will seek to help modern Christians reclaim myth as a vehicle of truth through which the presence of the Triune God can be discerned. Instructional Hours: 8.10

    Preview Lesson 1: Christ Over Culture
    Preview Lesson 2: The Only Complete Truth