Recommended Reading List for Christendom

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  • Recommended Reading List for Christendom

     Ben Crist updated 4 days, 4 hours ago 4 Members · 6 Posts
  • Brandy

    Member
    June 19, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Is there a recommended reading/literature list for Dave Raymond’s Christendom? Thanks!

  • Ben Crist

    Member
    June 21, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Brandy! We’ll have a formal list available in the Teacher’s Guide in time for the August sale. Right now, here’s a working list from the live classes Dave has taught:

    • The Oxford Book of English Verse edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch (1250-1918)

    • The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, translated by Jack Zipes

    • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated by J.R.R. Tolkien

    • The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton

    • The Rule of St. Benedict, translated by Timothy Fry

    • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

    • King Arthur and His Knights: Selected Tales by Sir Thomas Malory, edited by Eugene Vinaver

    • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

    • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

    • Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Oxford School Shakespeare edition)

    • Figures of Speech: 60 Ways to Turn a Phrase by Arthur Quinn

    • An Experiment in Criticism by C.S. Lewis

    • Holy Bible (any ESV edition)

    • Confessions by Augustine, translated by Maria Boulding

    • Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney

    • The Rule of St. Benedict, translated by Timothy Fry

    • The Song of Roland, translated by Dorothy Sayers

    • The Inferno by Dante, translated by Dorothy Sayers

    • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated by Nevill Coghill

    • Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves: Book I of the Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser, edited by Roy Maynard

    • The Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life by John Calvin, translated by Henry J. Van Andel

    • Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Oxford School Shakespeare edition)

    • The Republic by Plato

    • Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

    • The Divine Comedy by Dante, translated by Dorothy Sayers

    • Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

    • Brandy

      Member
      June 21, 2022 at 12:29 pm

      This is so helpful, Ben! Thank you!

  • Marcela Best

    Member
    June 29, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Very helpful, thank you.

  • Brett Beauregard

    Member
    August 7, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Are each of these books required reading for the course? If so, are they available for purchase on Compass Classroom? Thanks!

    • Ben Crist

      Member
      August 8, 2022 at 11:19 am

      Hi Brett: No, these are not required reading for the Christendom course. They are what Mr. Raymond recommends if you wanted to build a companion literature credit that fits the time period. We do not sell these books. Most are available inexpensively on the secondary market via places like Abebooks & Thriftbooks.

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