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The Resource Milton's Messiah : the son of God in the works of John Milton, Russell M. Hillier

Milton's Messiah : the son of God in the works of John Milton, Russell M. Hillier

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Milton's Messiah : the son of God in the works of John Milton
Title
Milton's Messiah
Title remainder
the son of God in the works of John Milton
Statement of responsibility
Russell M. Hillier
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Milton's Messiah provides the first comprehensive book-length analysis of the nature and significance of the Son of God in Milton's poetry and theology. The book engages with Biblical and Patristic theology, Reformation and post-Reformation thought, and the original Latin of the treatise De Doctrina Christiana, to argue for a radical reassessment of Milton's doctrine of the atonement and its importance for understanding Milton's poetics. In the footsteps of Dennis Danielson's Milton's Good God, this study responds to William Empson's celebrated portrayal of Milton's God as a deity invoking dread and awe, and instead locates the ultimately affirming presence of mercy, grace, and charity in Milton's epic vision. Challenging the attribution of an Arian or Socinian model to Milton's conception of the Son, this interdisciplinary interpretation marshals theological, philological, philosophical, and literary-critical methods to establish, for the first time, not only the centrality of the Son and his salvific office for Milton's oeuvre, but also the variety of ways in which the Son's restorative influence is mediated through the scenes, characters, actions, and utterances of Paradise Lost and Paradise Regain'd . From the allegorical sites Satan encounters as he voyages through the cosmos, to Eve's first taste of the Forbidden Fruit, to the incarnate Son's perilous situation poised atop the Temple pinnacle, Hillier illustrates how a redemptive poetics upholds Milton's proclaimed purpose to assert eternal providence and justify God's ways. This original study should court debate and controversy alike over Milton's priorities as a poet and a religious thinker
Cataloging source
UKM
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Hillier, Russell M
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3592.J47
LC item number
H55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milton, John
  • Jesus Christ
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Jesus
  • Jesus Christ
  • Milton, John
  • Literature
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Milton's Messiah : the son of God in the works of John Milton, Russell M. Hillier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [230]-241) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Nature of Milton's Son and his Justification of Men's Ways to God: Things Indifferent? -- 2. Milton's Great Argument -- 3. 'Matter new to gaze': Satan's Blindness and the Manifestation of Milton's Sacramental Universe -- 4. 'On other surety none': Raphael's Temporal and Spatial Passion Allegories -- 5. The Good Communicated: Milton's Drama of the Fall and the Law of Charity -- 6. Surprised by Sin, Assured by Grace: Milton's Redeeming Irony -- 7. Paradise Found: Milton's Messiah and the Argument of Weakness in Paradise Regain'd -- Conclusion
Control code
648932776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780199591886
Lccn
2010943331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)648932776
Label
Milton's Messiah : the son of God in the works of John Milton, Russell M. Hillier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [230]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Nature of Milton's Son and his Justification of Men's Ways to God: Things Indifferent? -- 2. Milton's Great Argument -- 3. 'Matter new to gaze': Satan's Blindness and the Manifestation of Milton's Sacramental Universe -- 4. 'On other surety none': Raphael's Temporal and Spatial Passion Allegories -- 5. The Good Communicated: Milton's Drama of the Fall and the Law of Charity -- 6. Surprised by Sin, Assured by Grace: Milton's Redeeming Irony -- 7. Paradise Found: Milton's Messiah and the Argument of Weakness in Paradise Regain'd -- Conclusion
Control code
648932776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780199591886
Lccn
2010943331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)648932776

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