An Unexpected Journal: The Ancients An Unexpected Journal: The Ancients
#3 - Volume 4

An Unexpected Journal: The Ancients

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Publisher Description

Celebrating the Ancients
From before the time of Christ, pagan philosophers and storytellers have been influencing thought and shaping culture. In this issue dedicated to the ancient philosophers that formed the foundation of Western culture, we examine the way Christian thought was influenced by and engaged with those early writers and how the Jewish Messiah fulfilled the best hopes raised by what C.S. Lewis referred to as the "good dreams of the pagans."

Contributors
C.M. Alvarez: "The Power of the Storyteller: Jesus and Aesop" on the ancient tales that changed the world.Jesse W. Baker: "Listening to the Past" on the value of the Ancients.Donald W. Catchings, Jr.: "The Chain-Breaker in Plato's Allegory" on escaping the cave, and an excerpt from the novelette, Strength in Weakness, a retelling of Theseus.Annie Crawford: "Wisdom Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us: Pagan Dreams of the King of Kings" on Christian virtues and philosopher-kings.Riz Crescini: "The Imaginative Strategy of Boethius" on the apologetic power of the imagination.Joshua S. Fullman: "A Galatian Marriage / Nasoni" on pagan morals and aesthetics.Karise Gililland: "Sede Vacante" on the Fall of Man.Douglas LeBlanc: "Vengeance is Mine, Saith Everyone" on societal and personal judgment.Alex Markos: "The Return of the Kings: Comparing the Homecoming of Odysseus and the Two Comings of Christ" on the tension between love and wrath, and "Persephone" on Christian re-imagination.Louis Markos: "In Defense of Hospitality and Storytelling" on the rules of xenia.Seth Myers: "Till They Have Faces: Lewis's Psyche Meets the Modern Helen of Troy and Circe" on different perspectives on ancient stories.Cherish Nelson: "The Nicomachean Ethics and the Enemy Within" on horror, power, and self-control.Annie Nardone: "Oh Brother: A Bluegrass Odyssey" on ancient morality, values, and spirituality.Zak Schmoll: "Pius Samwise: Roman Heroism in The Lord of the Rings" on Virgil and Tolkien's chief heroes.Jason M. Smith: "Worth Reading: The Ancients" with a list of suggestions on where to begin to read the ancient philosophers, and a review of After Humanity by Michael Ward.Ted Wright: "Drinking from the Well of the Past: A Reflection on the Role of History in Literature & Philosophy for the Modern World" on the function of history.Iris Zamora: "Ancients of Old," a poem celebrating the thinkers of days gone by.
Fall 2021
Volume 4, Issue 3
280 pages
Cover illustration by Virginia De La Lastra

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2021
4 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
198
Pages
PUBLISHER
An Unexpected Journal
SIZE
647.5
KB

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