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Louis Markos

Louis Markos
Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. He is a Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic Poetry, Literary Theory, the Classics, Victorian Poetry and Prose, C. S. Lewis, Lord of the Rings, Epic, and Film. Dr. Markos holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches classes on Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages for HBU’s Honors College. He is the author of Lewis Agonistes: How C. S. Lewis can Train us to Wrestle with the Modern and Postmodern World (Broadman & Holman, 2003), From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics (InterVarsity Press, 2007) and Pressing Forward: Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the Victorian Age (Sapientia Press, 2007). He has five books slated for publication in 2010-11: Apologetics for the 21st Century (Crossway Books, 2010); The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World like a Romantic Poet (Winged Lion Press, 2010), Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis (Paternoster Press, 2010); On the Shoulders of Hobbits: What Tolkien can Teach us Today (Moody Press. 2011), A Christian Guide to the Study of Literature (Crossway, 2011). He has also produced two lecture series with the Teaching Company (The Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis; Plato to Postmodernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author), and has had over three dozen articles and reviews published in such journals as Christianity Today, Touchstone, Theology Today, Christian Research Journal, Mythlore, Christian Scholar’s Review, Saint Austin Review, American Arts Quarterly, and HBU’s The City. He is a popular speaker, and has spoken on such topics as C. S. Lewis, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and Dante in numerous Houston and Texas venues, in over a dozen states, and in Oxford and Rome. He is committed to the concept of the Professor as Public Educator and believes that knowledge must not be walled up in the Academy but must be disseminated to all who have ears to hear. He lives in Houston with his wife, Donna, his son, Alex, and his daughter, Stacey.

Louis Markos' Books

  • On the Shoulders of Hobbits