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ENG 395 Select Themes in English Literature Theology of John Milton

This course will look at the theology of John Milton as represented in Paradise Lost and some shorter excerpts from his theological works (including De Doctrina Christiana) in the context of seventeenth-century English religious, political and cultural events. In addition to raeding some of Milton’s shorter poems, and the full text of Paradise Last, we will look at the framework and contemporaneous writings (poets and polemicists, sectarians and prophets, revolutionairies and regicides) that helped to provide the contexts for Milton’s theology as it is expressed in Paradise Lost. We will especially focus on the “repeated beginnings” found in the Bible and how reading Paradise Lost can open up meaning in the Bible.This course will look at the theology of John Milton as represented in Paradise Lost and some shorter excerpts from his theological works (including De Doctrina Christiana) in the context of seventeenth-century English religious, political and cultural events. In addition to raeding some of Milton’s shorter poems, and the full text of Paradise Last, we will look at the framework and contemporaneous writings (poets and polemicists, sectarians and prophets, revolutionairies and regicides) that helped to provide the contexts for Milton’s theology as it is expressed in Paradise Lost. We will especially focus on the “repeated beginnings” found in the Bible and how reading Paradise Lost can open up meaning in the Bible.

Delivery:
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 107 and at least one ENG 2XX course or Instructor permission ENG 107 and at least one ENG 2XX course orInstructor permission
Instructor: Jason Peters Profile
Class Times: Thursday1:00 - 3:45 pmThursday1:00 - 3:45 pm
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