[Milton-L] The Nature of Evil

Carol Barton cbartonphd at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 11 08:01:59 EDT 2006

Mike, I think Milton defines evil (throughout his canon, not only in _Paradise Lost_) as "anything contrary to the will of God"--which, assuming one knows and understands the will of God, sums up the nature of evil fairly concisely.

Best to all,

Carol Barton

Carol Barton, Ph.D

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