Milton and the Idea of the Fall by William PooleMilton and the Idea of the Fall by William Poole

Milton and the Idea of the Fall

byWilliam Poole

Paperback | September 24, 2009

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John Milton produced the most magnificent poetic account ever written of the biblical Fall of man in Paradise Lost (1667). William Poole presents a comprehensive analysis of the origin, evolution, and contemporary debate on the Fall, and the way seventeenth-century authors, particularly Milton, represented it. Poole first examines the range and depth of early modern thought on the subject, then explains and evaluates the basis of the idea and the intellectual and theological controversies it inspired from early Christian times to Milton's own century.
Title:Milton and the Idea of the FallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 24, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521120160

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Fallen Culture: 1. The fall; 2. Augustinianism; 3. The quarrel over original sin 1649-1660; 4. The heterodox fall; 5. The fall in practice; Part II. Milton: 6. Towards Paradise Lost; 7. Paradise Lost I: The causality of primal wickedness; 8. Paradise Lost II: God, Eden, and man; 9. Paradise Lost III: Creation and education; 10. Paradise Lost IV: Fall and expulsion; Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"Poole has wonderful background material on offer and he serves it up with vigor and wit."
-Eugene D. Hill, Mount Holyoke College, American and English Studies