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The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides
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bookshelves: print, omnibus, fiction, tenebras
Read 2 times. Last read February 26, 2019.

We only read The Bacchae (not the "and Other Plays") but I quite enjoyed it. My pleasure wasn't in the idolatry, or the madness, or the savagery, but rather the opportunity to celebrate how the Triune God of the Bible is so much more glorious than Dionysius and how He provides true, everlasting joy. Our Lord gives rather than takes, He shares His glory rather than hoards it, He gives wine to gladden hearts rather than deaden hearts, and He forgives the repentant rather than punish all without mercy. This play also makes Lewis' inclusion of Bacchus as a servant of Aslan in Prince Caspian no small coup.


Read again for Omnibus Tenebras.
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Reading Progress

November 5, 2015 – Started Reading
November 5, 2015 – Shelved
November 5, 2015 – Shelved as: print
November 5, 2015 – Shelved as: omnibus
November 5, 2015 – Shelved as: fiction
November 11, 2015 – Finished Reading
Started Reading
February 26, 2019 – Finished Reading
March 9, 2019 – Shelved as: tenebras

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