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Author Stoll, Abraham Dylan, 1969-
Title Milton and monotheism / Abraham Stoll.
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pa. : Duquesne University Press, [2009]

Author Stoll, Abraham Dylan, 1969-
Series Medieval & Renaissance literary studies
Medieval and Renaissance literary studies.
Subject Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Religion.
Milton, John, 1608-1674. Paradise lost.
Milton, John, 1608-1674. Samson Agonistes.
Monotheism in literature.
Poetry -- Religious aspects.
God in literature.
Christianity and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Religion and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Description xi, 377 pages ; 24 cm.
Note Based on the author's doctoral thesis, presented to Princeton University, 2000.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 320-366) and index.
Contents Polytheism and "truest poesie" -- Occult monotheism and the abstract godhead : the discourse of monotheism -- God and Genesis 18 in Paradise lost -- The war in heaven and deism -- Socinianism and deism : the discourse of monotheism -- The Son after the Trinity -- Revelation and Samson's sense of heaven's desertion -- Afterword: Monotheism, the sublime, and allegory.
Summary "Examining Milton's poetry in the context of many debates swirling around polytheism and monotheism, this study demonstrates the profound differences between doctrinal discourse and narrative poetry and how neither is, individually, able to fully represent Milton's monotheism--or, as Abraham Stoll says, 'a God of flickering subjectivity'"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780820704104 (cloth : alk. paper)
0820704105 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC # 236322107
Table of Contents
 Citations and Abbreviations 
1Polytheism and "truest Poesie"25
2Occult Monotheism and the Abstract Godhead: The Discourse of Monotheism73
3God and Genesis 18 in Paradise Lost101
4The War in Heaven and Deism143
5Socinianism and Deism: The Discourse of Monotheism183
6The Son after the Trinity216
7Revelation and Samson's Sense of Heaven's Desertion264
 Afterword: Monotheism, the Sublime, and Allegory309

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