[Milton-L] Antinomian Occupations

Sanford Blackburn antinomian2 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 22 22:51:23 EST 2007


Louis:

Thanks very muich for this title.  Along these lines, I have a stack of 
Christopher Hill's books, as well as A.D. Nuttall's *Alternative Trinity: 
Gnostic Hersey in Marlowe, Miltion and Blake*.  Any others I must look at?  
Or comments on my stack?

Carter Kaplan


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>Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:38:53 -0500
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>I'd add to this and the other suggestions that you might want to look at
>Joan S. Bennett's Reviving Liberty:  Radical Christian Humanism in
>Milton's Great Poems (Cambridge, 1989), which discusses this aspect of
>Milton's thought at great and compelling length.
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>Louis
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>Carter:
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>#2 would take more time than I have to answer. In general, after his
>divorce from the Presbyterians, Milton was appealing primarily to
>Independents.
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>#1 is a slam dunk: the crucial text for Milton's view of Mosaic Law is
>the De doctrina christiana, Chapter 27, concerning the Gospel &
>Christian liberty, in which he argues that (i don't have the Latin text
>by me; I quote from Carey's translation (Yale Prose, VI, 525-26)) "all
>the old covenant, in other words the entire Mosaic law, is abolished.
>And further: "not only the ceremonial law but  . . . the whole Mosaic
>law is abolished by the gospel" (530-31).
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>John Ulreich
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>At 05:02 PM 2/21/2007, you wrote:
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>Will some kind person please help me with some questions:
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>1) I'm looking for bits in Milton that can be read as saying the gospels
>abrogate Mosaic law?
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>2) In Parliament and amongst Presbyterians in the 1640s, might we find a
>willingness or a tolerance to entertain heterodox and radical ideas as
>we move across the social chess board? That is to say, amongst the
>Presbyterians, is such open-mindedness linked to education, economic
>class, or other such criteria? (I am looking into how these dynamics
>play out in America during this same time: Anne Hutchinson, Hester
>Prynne, and so on.)
>Along these lines (and back to Milton) what sorts of people could
>sympathize with Milton's  On the New Forces of Conscience Under the Long
>Parliment: "...When they shall read this clearly in your charge: New
>Presbyter is but Old Priest writ large" ?
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>Many thanks,
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>Carter Kaplan
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