Lecture 13 - Paradise Lost, Book III << previous session | next session >>Overview:In this second lecture on Book Three of Paradise Lost, the dialogue between God and the Son in heaven isexplored with particular attention paid to Milton's modification of the Calvinist theory of predestination. Theterms and implications of Milton's attempt to justify the ways of God to man are considered. Milton'smisgivings regarding the doctrine of the Trinity are examined, and the relationship between his theology andseventeenth-century political movements is expounded upon.Reading assignment:
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