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Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Russell M. Hillier


In the realm of Milton scholarship there have been extensive studies of Milton's representations of God, Satan, the angels, Adam and Eve, and Chaos, among others. This book 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 ... More

Keywords: Milton, Son of God, De Doctrina Christiana, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd, Christology, soteriology, Passion, irony, allegory, mercy, grace, redemption, Messianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199591886
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russell M. Hillier, author
Assistant Professor of English, Providence College
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