Milton's Scriptural Reasoning Paperback

Narrative and Protestant Toleration

by Phillip J. Donnelly;

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Milton's Scriptural Reasoning

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This book was first published in 2009. John Milton's major poems have long provoked wide-ranging judgements about the purposes of his biblical engagement. In this elegant and insightful study, Phillip J. Donnelly transforms our common perceptions about Milton's writing. He challenges the traditional assumption that the poet shared our modern view that reason is a capacity whose purpose is to control nature. Instead, Milton's conception of reason - both human and divine - is bound up with a poetic sense of difference, a capacity for being faithful to a goodness and beauty that survives the effects of human frailty in the fall. Providing fresh new readings of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, Donnelly gives us important new perspectives on Milton's aesthetics, theology and politics.

Milton's Scriptural Reasoning by Phillip J. Donnelly was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2012. The ISBN for Milton's Scriptural Reasoning is 9781107404519.

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Details for Milton's Scriptural Reasoning

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (May 2012)
Number of Pages278
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4027455
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