The Devotional Experience in the Poetry of John Milton
E. Mellen Press, 1988 - 163 Seiten
The author examines Milton's poetry in the light of the poet's treatise on the subject of devotion in the often-overlooked second book of The Christian Doctrine. This study suggests that Milton's poems can be understood as both theodices and devotions.
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