Louis Markos

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Louis Markos is Professor in English at Houston Baptist University, where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities.[1] He earned his B.A. in English and History from Colgate University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan.

Scholarly works[edit]

Markos teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and Film. He also teaches classes on Ancient Greece and Rome for HBU’s Honors College. He is the author of:

  • 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: A Student’s Guide
  • On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue in Tolkien and Lewis

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"). Dr. Markos has also published some five dozen 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.

He is a Christian apologist and theological conservative who has based much of his work and theological writing on British literature in addition to a lesser emphasis on Greek literature. He also has taken the position that the resurrection of Jesus is source provable.


Markos has had his modern adaptation of Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris performed off-Broadway[2] in the Fall of 2011 and adaptations of Euripides’ Helen and Sophocles’ Oedipus were performed in 2012. He is also the co-author of a script on C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, "The Lion Awakes".


  1. ^ "Louis Markos". Hbu.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Helen Of Troy Tickets". Smarttix.com. 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-09-23.