[Milton-L] Milton's Cosmos and Universe
dario.rivarossa at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 10:14:20 EST 2010
as far as I know, chaos as un-formed matter, or not-yet-formed one, was
officially (re)introduced into astronomy only by Pierre-Simon de Laplace in
>That's an interesting question, Dario. I'm with Jeffery on this one -- I'm
not sure either. I see most semitic and European creation mythologies as
variations on a theme, and Milton seems to be fit within this broader
tradition well. He's just a lot more detailed. But I'm not sure what
Milton's contemporaries thought about the relationship between chaos and the
material universe -- say, how this relationship was represented in sermons
and other theological works of Milton's day and immediately before. He may
be an outsider in relationship to them, but I'm not sure.
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