[Milton-L] Apostasy - an unusual PL adaptation

Carol Barton cbartonphd1 at verizon.net
Sat Dec 29 21:25:18 EST 2007


Thanks, Carrol: it's nice at my age to be considered "extraordinary" in any 
sense of the word!

All best,

The other Carol


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carrol Cox" <cbcox at ilstu.edu>
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Apostasy - an unusual PL adaptation


>
>
> Carol Barton wrote:
>>
>>
>> I can say without embarrassment that I converted from a Shakespearean to 
>> a
>> Miltonist as a long-ago undergraduate because Milton explained theology 
>> to
>> me better than any catechism or priest or Sunday sermon ever had. To me, 
>> he
>> is far more "Christian" than all the dogma-spouting proponents of the 
>> "party
>> line."
>
> I find that extraordinary. My impression has always been that PL
> probably has created more atheists than Lucretius, Robert Ingersoll, &
> Mark Twain combined.
>
> Carrol
>
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