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100 Great Books

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100 Great Books List from Classical Christian Education Support Loop

 

OLD TESTAMENT of the Holy Bible

House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament by Peter Leithart

 

HOMER (12th - 9th c. BC) Iliad, Odyssey

Iliad and the Odyssey translated by Richmond Lattimore

Iliad and the Odyssey translated by Robert Fitzgerald

Heroes of the City of Man (Christian Guide to Ancient Literature) by Peter Leithart

 

AESCHYLUS (525-456 BC) Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides

Heroes of the City of Man (Christian Guide to Ancient Literature) by Peter Leithart

 

SOPHOCLES (497-406 BC) Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

Heroes of the City of Man (Christian Guide to Ancient Literature) by Peter Leithart

 

HERODOTUS (480’s-420’s BC) The History translated by George Rawlinson

 

THUCYDIDES (460-400 BC) History of the Peloponnesian War

 

PLATO (428-348 BC) The Apology, Symposium, The Republic

 

ARISTOTLE (384-322 BC) Poetics, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics, Constitution of Athens

Introduction to Aristotle by Richard McKeon

 

VIRGIL (70-19 BC) The Aeneid

Heroes of the City of Man (Christian Guide to Ancient Literature) by Peter Leithart

 

CICERO (106-43 BC) Orations

 

LUCRETIUS (95-55 BC) On the Nature of the Universe

 

PLUTARCH (46-120 AD) Greek and Roman Lives

Volume One and Volume Two

 

LIVY (46-120 AD) History of Rome

Early History of Rome (Livy Books I-V)

Rome and Italy (Livy Books VI-X)

War with Hannibal (Livy Books XXI-XXX)

Rome and the Mediterranean (Livy Books XXXI, XXXIV-XLV)

 

TACITUS (?-117 AD) Annals, Histories

 

NEW TESTAMENT of the Holy Bible

 

CLEMENT (Bishop of Rome 88-97 AD) Exhortation to the Greeks

 

MARCUS AURELIUS (167 AD) Meditations

 

EUSEBIUS of Caesarea (263-399 AD) Ecclesiastical History

 

ANTHANASIUS (297-373 AD) On the Incarnation

 

AUGUSTINE (354-430 AD)

Confessions

,

City of God

,

On Christian Doctrine

 

The Confessions

,

City of God

, and

On Christian Doctrine

 

Beowulf (600-700's AD, epic poem of Germanic life)

 

 

BEDE the Venerable (673-735 AD) Ecclesiastical History of the English People

 

ANSELM of Canterbury (1033-1109) Proslogium, Monologium, Cur Deus Homo

 

BERNARD of Clairvaux (1090-1153) On Humility & Pride, On the Love of God

 

Song of Roland (1100’s; epic poem of peer of Charlemagne)

 

MAGNA CHARTA (1215) encoding the rights of English freemen

 

AQUINAS, Thomas (1225-1274) Summa Theologica

 

DANTE, Alighieri (1265-1321) The Divine Comedy

  Ascent to Love (A Guide to Dante’s Divine Comedy) by Peter Leithart

 

CHAUCER, Geoffery (1340-1400) The Canterbury Tales

 

THOMAS a KEMPIS (1379-1471) On the Imitation of Christ

 

da VINCI, Leonardo (1452-1519) Notebooks Volume One and Volume Two

 

MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo (1469-1527) The Prince

 

ERASMUS, Desiderius (1469-1536) The Praise of Folly

 

MORE, Thomas (1478-1535) Utopia

 

LUTHER, Martin (1483-1546) 95 Theses, Answer at Wurms, Commentary on Galatians, Table Talk

Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings and Table Talk

 

CALVIN, John (1509-1564) Institutes of the Christian Religion

 

MONTAIGNE, Michel Eyquem (1533-1592) Essays

 

SPENSER, Edmund (1552-1599) The Faerie Queene

Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves (The Faerie Queene Book I) by Roy Maynard

 The Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide by Elizabeth Heale

 

BACON, Francis (1561-1626) Novum Organum, New Atlantis

 

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616) Plays

Tragedies: Volume One and Tragedies: Volume Two

Comedies: Volume One and Comedies: Volume Two

Histories: Volume One and Histories: Volume Two

Brightest Heaven of Invention (Christian Guide to Six Plays) by Peter Leithart

 

BRADFORD, William (1590-1657) Of Plymouth Plantation

 DESCARTES, Rene (1596-1650) Discourse on Method

 

HOBBES, Thomas (1588-1679) Leviathan

 

MILTON, John (1608-1674) Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Poems

  Preface to Paradise Lost by C. S. Lewis

 

PASCAL, Blaise (1623-1662) Pensees

  Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pensees Explained by Peter Kreeft

 

BUNYAN, John (1628-1688) Pilgrim’s Progress

 

de SPINOZA, Benedict (1632-1677) Ethics

 

LOCKE, John (1632-1704) Two Treatises, Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  Two Treatises and Concerning Human Understanding

 

SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1715) Gulliver’s Travels

 

POPE, Alexander (1688-1744) Essay on Man

 

MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de (1689-1755) Spirit of Laws

 

VOLTAIRE, Francois (1694-1778) Candide  

 

WESLEY, John (1703-1791) Journal

 

HUME, David (1711-1776) An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

 

ROUSSEAU, Jean (1712-1778) Social Contract  

 

WOOLMAN, John (1720-1772) Journal

 

SMITH, Adam (1723-1790) Wealth of Nations

 

BLACKSTONE, William (1723-1780) Commentaries on Law

 

FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790) Poor Richard’s Almanack, Autobiography

 

BURKE, Edmund (1729-1797) On Conciliation with America, On the Revolution in France

 

PAINE, Thomas (1737-1809) Common Sense, The Crisis, The Rights of Man

 

AMERICAN FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS:

The Mayflower Compact

Declaration of Independence

Articles of Confederation

The Constitution and Bill of Rights

 

HAMILTON, A.; JAY, J.; MADISON, J. (1788) The Federalist Papers

 

GIBBON, Edward (1737-1794) Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

 

BOSWELL, James (1740-1795) Life of Samuel Johnson

AUSTEN, Jane (1775-1817) Pride and Prejudice

NEWMAN, John Henry (1801-1890) Apologia Pro Vita Sua

de TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis (1805-1859) Democracy in America

MILL, John Stuart (1806-1873) On Liberty, The Subjection of Women

 BASTIAT, Frederic (1801-1850) The Law

LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865) Speeches and Letters

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882) Origin of Species

KIERKEGAARD, Soren (1813-1855) Fear and Trembling

THOREAU, Henry David (1817-1862) On Civil Disobedience

DOSTOYEVSKY, Fyodor (1821-1881) Brothers Karamazov

 

NIETZSCHE, Friedrich (1844-1900) Thus Spoke Zarathustra

 

WASHINGTON, Booker T. (1856-1915) Up From Slavery

 

CHURCHILL, Winston (1874-1965) History of the English, History of the Second World War

 History of the English and History of the Second World War

 

LEWIS, C. S. (1888-1968) Collected Works and Essays

 

TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973) The Lord of the Rings

 

ORWELL, George (1903-1950) Animal Farm, 1984

 

SARTRE, Jean Paul (1905-) No Exit

 

WEAVER, Henry Grady (1947) The Mainspring of Human Progress

 

WEAVER, Richard M. (1948) Ideas Have Consequences

 

SOLZHENITSYN, Alexander (1918-) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch, Nobel Lecture

 

KING, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968) “I Have a Dream”, Strength to Love

 

SCHAEFFER, Francis (1912-1984) Trilogy, How Should We Then Live?

 

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