[Milton-L] Fwd: human dignity
alanshorn at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 02:28:09 EDT 2006
> think everyone in the US has to come to some terms with Christianity, just
> as a matter of negotiating the culture we live in.... I'm not suggesting that listmembers are not critically
> able to separate personal belief from an attempt to understand Milton's poem
> in its own terms, but I think that the task is very difficult, requiring its
> own dose of humility and meekness, and that this, too, requires continued
Now we're being asked to set aside our personal belief in Christianity
(which I, for one, am very far from having) in order to appreciate
Milton's poem on its own--presumably non-Christian--terms.
Is this humility, or chutzpah?
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