[Milton-L] Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Thu Aug 3 11:41:15 EDT 2006


Dante handled this problem rather neatly: If I remember correctly (I
haven't rechecked) it was a question that made the whole circle of
heaven blush and he was told that not even the highest angels could
understand it.

A text that sets out to justify explicitly the ways of god is going to
set teeth on edge. I believe a number of  critics (including several on
this list) hold that that was Milton's intention.

Carrol


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