[Milton-L] Re: Eve seeking temptation

Horace Jeffery Hodges jefferyhodges at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 9 15:42:05 EDT 2009

Could you show me where I've affirmed those "Gnostic" views? I believe that I've merely asked what Milton's answer to Satan's question is.
Perhaps you misunderstood when I said that since Satan is raising the question as to whether the Christian God is the true God, then Milton is raising the question, too.
I think that Milton is raising the question in a devil's advocate manner by having Satan bring Eve to ask herself the same question -- which means that Milton is also presenting the question to us.
Does he answer it . . . or simply expect us to answer it ourselves?

Jeffery Hodges

--- On Wed, 9/9/09, James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com> wrote:

From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Re: Eve seeking temptation
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 2:30 PM

Jeffery --

I'm a bit confused by your responses because they seem inconsistent.  Isn't the belief that the Creator-God of the Judeo-Christian tradition is a fallen deity and that Satan's position is valid a traditionally gnostic reading of the Genesis account?

Jim R

<<No, I don't think that Milton was a Gnostic, a point that I thought that I'd implicitly responded to earlier:
But perhaps that wasn't so clear in my post. Anyway, I simply wanted to know if Milton provides an answer to Satan's question.
 Jeffery Hodges>>

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