Leland Ryken

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Leland Ryken, is a professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.[1] He has contributed a number of works to the study of classic literature from the Christian perspective,[2] including editing the comprehensive volume on Christian writing on literature The Christian Imagination. He was the literary stylist for the English Standard Version of the Bible, published by Crossway Bibles in 2001. He is the author of How to Read the Bible as Literature and Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible, as well as co-editor of Ryken's Bible Handbook and the ESV Literary Study Bible (with his son, Philip Ryken).[3] He was the literary content contributor to the ESV Study Bible,[4] released in 2008.



  1. ^ English Faculty Page at Wheaton College
  2. ^ http://www.wheaton.edu/english/faculty/ryken.htm
  3. ^ Home page of the Literary Study Bible
  4. ^ List of contributors to the ESV Study Bible