Book Review

Net Mending

Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith
by Holly Ordway

As an English professor at a Christian university who specializes in British Romantic poetry, I often find myself in the precarious position of defending England's second most naughty, faith-denying poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. (I reserve first place for his friend and partner in debauchery, Lord Byron.) Still, despite the fact that Shelley wrote an essay on the necessity of atheism when he was in college and was an early advocate of free love, I do not feel the need to apologize for my professorial defense of the much-maligned poet.

Hedonist though he was, Shelley understood something about poetry that . . .

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Louis Markos is Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World Like a Romantic Poet; From Achilles to Christ; Heaven and Hell, and The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (children's novels in which his children become part of Greek mythology and The Iliad and The Odyssey).

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