Wednesday
Aug062014

MARKOS, Lou

Dr. Lou MarkosDr. Markos holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches classes on Ancient Greece and Rome for HBU’s Honors College.  He is the author of 9 books: From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics, Pressing Forward: Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the Victorian Age, The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World like a Romantic Poet, Lewis Agonistes: How C. S. Lewis can Train us to Wrestle with the Modern and Postmodern World, Apologetics for the 21st Century,  Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis, Literature: A Student’s Guide, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue in Tolkien and Lewis, and Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition. He has also published an ebook: A to Z with C. S. Lewis. All these books are available at his amazon author page:

http://www.amazon.com/Louis-Markos/e/B001JSBEBG/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1335801302&sr=8-1

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 (available at www.teach12.com), published 100 articles and reviews in such journals as Christianity Today, Touchstone, Theology Today, Christian Research Journal, Mythlore, Christian Scholar’s Review, Saint Austin Review, American Arts Quarterly, and The City, and had his modern adaptation of Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris, Euripides’ Helen, and Sophocles’ Electra performed off-Broadway in the Fall of 2011, Fall of 2012, and Spring of 2013, respectively. His adaptations of Medea and Oedipus are on the docket for 2014.

He is a popular speaker in Houston, and has spoken on such topics as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, apologetics, Christianity and Education, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Romanticism, and Dante 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.