Net Mending by Louis Markos

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.

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Louis Markos , Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. His 19 books include Lewis Agonistes; Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis; On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis; and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis.

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