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ENGL 220 Milton Professor John Rogers Milton, Books 7 and 8 of Paradise Lost Paracelsus (1493-1541) And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
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Unformatted text preview: And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. (Genesis 1:20-24) "Why should Raphael be so tied up to the Letter in Genesis, who makes this narrative thousands of years before Genesis was writ?" --Richard Bentley, Notes on Paradise Lost (1723) The Competing Sources of Authoritative Knowledge theology science masculine muse feminine muse anthropomorphic theology vitalist science God the Father Mother Earth Genesis Ovid Adam Eve (geocentrism) (heliocentrism)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ENGL 220 taught by Professor Rogers during the Fall '08 term at Yale.

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