[Milton-L] Re: Richard Strier on eventual salvation.

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 19 17:44:35 EDT 2006

Carrol Cox wrote:

"immortality of any variety is offensive"

And later wrote:

"Judgments of intelligence of individuals should be
made within the framework provided by the immortal
sentence, 'Men make their own history, but they do not
make it just as they please; they do not make it under
circumstances chosen by themselves, but under
circumstances directly encountered, given and
transmitted by the past.'"

Carrol appears to be praising this famous sentence
from the second paragraph of The Eighteenth Brumaire
of Louis Bonaparte, but a close, careful reading
employing a hermeneutic of suspicion shows that Carrol
is actually calling the sentence into question,
implicitly asking if its very immortality doesn't
render it offensive.

I put it to you, fellow scholars, that we must
reinterpret all of Carrol's posts in light of my
revisionist understanding of his real intent.

Jeffery Hodges

University Degrees:

Ph.D., History, U.C. Berkeley
(Doctoral Thesis: "Food as Synecdoche in John's Gospel and Gnostic Texts")
M.A., History of Science, U.C. Berkeley
B.A., English Language and Literature, Baylor University

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