[Milton-L] The irrelevance of Satan's character

Peter C. Herman herman2 at mail.sdsu.edu
Fri Jul 21 11:33:00 EDT 2006


Is it possible that in between 1641, when Milton published ORE, and 1667, 
when he published PL, that is to say, over the course of 26 years, Milton 
may have reconsidered the matter?

Peter C. Herman

At 10:19 AM 7/21/2006, you wrote:
>Cf. *Of Reformation in England* Book One: "Who is ignorant of the foul
>errors, the ridiculous wresting of Scripture, the heresies, the vanities
>thick sown through the volumes of Justin Martyr, Clemens, ORIGEN,
>Tertullian, and others of eldest time?" Milton's rejection of a
>redeemable Satan was not a rejection of Origen's authority, which for
>Milton is nonexistent.
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