[Milton-L] The War in Heaven
rastrier at uchicago.edu
Wed Jul 12 16:16:45 EDT 2006
Re Gillum's remarks: Again, the point is being begged: "God, being
incalculably "better" than angels or humans, justly rules over his
But whether God, as presented in the poem, is in fact morally better
than Satan -- rather than merely m,ore powerful -- is exactly the
question that Shelley raises. So merely to assert that God is so is
to contribute nothing.
I agree that Milton is, in ethics, an Aristotelian. That's the basis
of my "Milton against Humility" essay in the McEachern-Shuger
collection of essays.
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