Heroes of the City of Man:
A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature
Leithart analyzes the grand classics of ancient literature—The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, and others—commenting
on each and contrasting their pagan worldview to the biblical worldview. If you fall asleep in your English classes, this book is like drinking ten cups of coffee. Maybe eleven, depending upon your body weight. For high school students and up.
"The most obvious virtue of Leithart’s book is its scope. In a single volume he provides a defense for the value of reading classical literature, a methodology for integrating that literature with the Christian faith, and a reader’s guide to the works of classical literature that a contemporary reader would most benefit from reading."
—Leland Ryken, Wheaton College
"[A]nyone can read this volume and expect to gain a heightened awareness of the importance of Christian thinking to all of life and the great void that exists in societies that are not undergirded by such thinking."
—Byron Snapp, Calvary Herald.
Author: Peter Leithart
Peter J. Leithart
holds degrees in English, history, religion, and theology, including a doctorate in theology from Cambridge University. He is a pastor at Trinity Reformed Church and a Senior Fellow at New Saint Andrews College (both in Moscow, Idaho). Leithart is the author of numerous books, including A House for My Name, Against Christianity,
and Solomon Among the Postmoderns.
He has also authored articles in journals such as Pro Ecclesia, Journal of Biblical Literature,
and Westminster Theological Seminary.
He and his wife Noel have ten children. Eleven if you count his blog.