[Milton-L] Free Will, Forgiveness

Harold Skulsky hskulsky at email.smith.edu
Thu Jul 27 14:15:52 EDT 2006


"Given the vast amount of evidence within PL that God is a deeply
unsavory character, who is not only cruel, but mendacious, perhaps we
should assume that Milton knew what he was doing."

I assume that Peter Herman means by "God IS, etc." that God is
PRESENTED BY MILTON SO AS TO BE RECOGNIZED BY HIS INTENDED AUDIENCE AS,
etc.; and that Professor Herman means "given the vast amount, etc." to
function as a strict conditional rather than a device of rhetorical
intimidation. 


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