[Milton-L] Info request - Uncreation in PL

Sara van den Berg vandens at slu.edu
Wed Jul 30 13:46:28 EDT 2008


Has anyone suggested the PL reference to Noah and the rainbow (sign of God's
vow not to 'uncreate' the world)?  I suppose one could refer to the vision
of post-history (when God shall be "all in all") as a kind of 'positive
uncreation.'

Sara van den Berg

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Carl Bellinger <bcarlb at comcast.net> wrote:

> Does Fish, or anyone, align the notion of Milton's text as "self-consuming
> artifact" with an ordained devolution of the artifact of God's creation?
>
> In doctrinal history, is the biblical picture of a final isassembly
>  --stars falling, elements melting, heavens rolling up like a scroll---
>  treated as a consequence necessarily of the Fall, or, rather, as built-in,
> so to speak, to the raw, mere, nature of the physical creation?
>
> Sh's "to the last syllable of recorded time" may have no relevance to PL,
> but seems to me a marvelously suggestive yoking, or "imping," of (A) the
> idea that creation is a text with an ordaind end, and (B) the picture of our
> conscious, willing life as a thing that tails off finally into incoherence.
>
> -Carl
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Rovira" <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
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>
>  I'm sure other scholars here can give you more direct references, but
>> you may want to search chaos theory approaches to PL.
>>
>> Then try not to strangle yourself.
>>
>> Jim R
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