Heroism and the Christian Life: Reclaiming Excellence

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 253 pages

This volume is a literary and cultural investigation of the discord and resonance between classical ideals of heroic action and the imperatives of the Christian life, from the Homeric epic to the present day. Its central theme is the difficulty of recognizing, imitating, and participating in heroic excellence--a difficulty that has been a concern for classical, Renaissance, and modern writers alike.


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Russell R. Reno is Associate Professor of Theology at Creighton University.

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