Cowles - Milton - Paradise Lost

Cowles - Milton - Paradise Lost - Of man s first...

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“Of man’s first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste, Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing Heav’nly Muse . . . ” (Book I.1–6) René Magritte, “The Son of Man” (1964)
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Martin Luther (1517) authority of scripture, not church righteousness by faith, not by works Henry VIII (1534) establishes Anglican church John Calvin (1536) faith, not works predestination Puritanism instilling “purity” back into the Anglican church disinterest in ceremony elect status for all Puritans Oliver Cromwell’s protectorate vs. Restoration persecution Toleration Act (1689)
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Born in London, son of a scrivener and known composer. • Educated at St. Paul’s and Cambridge. • Intended to work as a minister, but became a tutor and polemicist instead. • 1630s:
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