Wheaton College Color Logo

Leland Ryken

Leland Ryken faculty emeriti photo

Leland Ryken, Ph.D.

Professor of English Emeritus

jQuery UI Tabs - Default functionality

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