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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 myt 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 Greek and 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.


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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 myt 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 Greek and 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.

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

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    This was an interesting read, and a book that I will “chew on” for awhile. I am not sure I fully agree with the author’s thesis, and certainly don’t agree with all of his theology, however he provides much to think about and wrestle with. The retelling of the myths are “family friendly” without being sanitized, and the discussion questions are thought provoking and helpful.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Johnson

    Really fascinating book, mostly awesome. 50 myths with 3 sections apiece-- a (very well done) retelling of the myth, analysis, and application. All of this is done with an eye toward how these myths connect to or foreshadow "the myth became fact", Jesus Christ. The author borrows that idea and his title from this quote from C.S. Lewis: "We must not be ashamed of the mythical radiance resting on our theology. We just not be nervous about 'parallels' and 'pagan Christs': they bought to be there--it Really fascinating book, mostly awesome. 50 myths with 3 sections apiece-- a (very well done) retelling of the myth, analysis, and application. All of this is done with an eye toward how these myths connect to or foreshadow "the myth became fact", Jesus Christ. The author borrows that idea and his title from this quote from C.S. Lewis: "We must not be ashamed of the mythical radiance resting on our theology. We just not be nervous about 'parallels' and 'pagan Christs': they bought to be there--it would be a stumbling block if they weren't...If God chooses to be mythopoeic--and is not sky itself a myth--shall we refuse to be mythopathic? For this is the marriage of heaven and earth: Perfect Myth and Perfect Fact."

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kyndra Lemke

    This was a fascinating book to read since we were studying some of these myths in our homeschool. It gave Christian parallels and applications that really made us think through the morals and implications in these myths. Very good teaching points, and plenty of notes for extra tidbits and references for further readings.

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