The Atheist Milton

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Literary Criticism - 184 pages
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Was John Milton-possibly the most famous 'Christian' poet in English literary history-an atheist? Among the author's goals in The Atheist Milton is to account for tensions over the idea of God which, in Bryson's view, go all the way back to Milton's earliest poetry. In this study, he argues such tensions are central to Milton's poetry-and to any attempt to understand that poetry on its own terms.
 

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Contents

An Unexpected Journey
Atheism by Any Other Name
The Atheist Milton
Bibliography
Index
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Michael Bryson is Associate Professor of English at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of The Tyranny of Heaven: Milton's Rejection of God as King. He has also written on the relationship between sacrifice, death, and community formation in the book of Judges (in Religion & Literature).

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