The Resource Milton's wisdom : nature and scripture in Paradise lost, John Reichert

Milton's wisdom : nature and scripture in Paradise lost, John Reichert

Label
Milton's wisdom : nature and scripture in Paradise lost
Title
Milton's wisdom
Title remainder
nature and scripture in Paradise lost
Statement of responsibility
John Reichert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Milton's Wisdom examines the poet's use of the traditional notion that the eternal wisdom of God expressed itself in the "books" of nature and Scripture. It is the first study to draw attention to Milton's extensive use of biblical wisdom literature in his dramatization of Adam and Eve's education, their fall, and their reconciliation with one another and with God. The author looks at the ways theological and hence epistemological questions converge on and are generated by Adam's, Eve's, and Satan's responses to the world they see around them and to the words God and his emissaries speak to them. Reichert argues that the nature/Scripture dichotomy informs the symmetrical structure of the twelve books of Milton's epic. Milton's Wisdom challenges previous readings that have tried to ally Milton with the Puritans' strict theology of the word. Reichert has shifted our attention away from literary and historical theory and back to the experience of the poem as a whole
Dewey number
821/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3562
LC item number
.R37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Milton's wisdom : nature and scripture in Paradise lost, John Reichert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-291) and index
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Contents
1. Milton's Wisdom and Spenser's -- 2. The Books of Wisdom -- 3. Nature, Scripture, and the Architecture of Paradise Lost -- 4. Meditating on the Creatures, Part 1: The Case of Satan -- 5. Meditating on the Creatures, Part 2: Milton, Eve, Adam, Raphael -- 6. The Arts of Conversation -- 7. Meditating on the Word -- 8. Wisdom and the Loss of Paradise -- 9. The Sum of Wisdom -- App. A. The Prologues to Books 3 and 7 -- App. B. Augustine, the Creatures, and the Love of God
Control code
000009080076
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 p.
Isbn
9780472103249
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.
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.b18009657
System control number
  • 33217006570049
  • (OCoLC)26012484

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