The Great Books Reader
Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization
- Pub. Date
- Sep 2011
The Breadth of a Great Books Program--All in One Volume
To be a well-read Christian, it's important to know the writings that have had the greatest influence on our civilization. Although many of us are familiar with names like Plato, Dante, Descartes, etc., few today have read their works. A growing number of Great Books programs in colleges and private schools are filling this void, but now you too can interact with the classics for a fraction of the time and expense.
In this volume you will be guided by esteemed professors and writers who have selected excerpts from the most important books in Western Civilization. A brief essay illuminates each excerpt and puts the work in context. Take your education to the next level by letting some of the best thinkers of today walk you through the most influential books in history.
In The Great Books Reader you'll find excerpts from such writers as:
Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Calvin, Chaucer, Chesterton, Dante, Descartes, Dostoevsky, Locke, Marx, Milton, Nietzsche, Plato, and Shakespeare.
The distinguished faculty includes: