[Milton-L] Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom

Diane McColley dmccolley at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 2 18:38:09 EDT 2006


Yes,  the foreknower in the analogies is not omnipotent, and if s/he 
could have stopped the accident and didn't would be irresponsible.  
They can be useful in the classroom to define a crux to be 
examined--one has to start somewhere.

On Aug 2, 2006, at 3:44 PM, Carrol Cox wrote:

> These various analogies might past muster if they are regarded
> _strictly_ as glosses on the poem. But if they are intended to have any
> extra-literary grip on reality -- they merely horrify.
>
> Carrol
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