Leland Ryken

Leland Ryken faculty emeriti photo

Leland Ryken, Ph.D.

Professor of English Emeritus

Dr. Ryken's interests include teaching the Bible, Bible translation, photography, travel, and research in England. Dr. Ryken has taught at Wheaton College for forty-three years and has published three dozen books.



  • ENGL 215 - Classical and Early British Literature
  • ENGL 216 - British Literature, 17th to 20th Century
  • ENGL 334 - Shakespeare
  • ENGL 337 - 17th Century British Literature
  • ENGL 373 - Literature of the Bible
  • ENGW 103 - Writing Effective Prose
  • Milton Society of America
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature
  • Bible translation theory and practice
  • English Puritanism
  • Puritan context of Milton's poetry
  • Bible as literature
  • Intersections of literature and Christianity
  • The Apocalyptic Vision in Paradise Lost
  • The Literature of the Bible
  • Triumphs of the Imagination
  • The Christian Imagination (editor)
  • Milton and Scriptural Tradition (co-editor)
  • How to Read the Bible as Literature
  • The New Testament in Literary Criticism (editor)
  • Windows to the World: Literature in Christian Perspective
  • The Legacy of the King James Bible
  • Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible
  • Understanding English Bible Translation