[Milton-L] I had to share this

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Mon May 1 12:49:06 EDT 2006


Julia Guernsey-Shaw wrote:

>>My favorite student blooper regarding Milton
occurred almost a decade ago in a sophomore World Lit
class:

"Dante was a Catholic. In contrast, Milton was a
Christian."

Oh the joys of teaching in the Bible belt!<<

Here in Korea, the Protestants refer to Catholics as
"Catholics" and themselves as "Christians." They
generally don't know the term "Protestant" but use the
term "Christian" instead, as if the distinction were
between Catholics and Christians rather than Catholics
and Protestants.

I think this usage is no 'error' but was what Koreans
were taught by the first Protestant missionaries of
the late 19th century.

I've been teaching them the 'correct' English
expression and thereby subverting the previous
indoctrination process.

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

Email Address:

jefferyhodges at yahoo.com

Blog:

http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/

Office Address:

Assistant Professor Horace Jeffery Hodges
Department of English Language and Literature
Korea University
136-701 Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu
Seoul
South Korea

Home Address:

Dr. Sun-Ae Hwang and Dr. Horace Jeffery Hodges
Sehan Apt. 102-2302
Sinnae-dong 795
Jungrang-gu
Seoul 131-770
South Korea


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