Milton's angels [electronic resource] : the early-modern imagination / Joad Raymond
- Raymond, Joad
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xviii, 465 pages) : illustrations
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: Protestant Angels, Poets, the Imagination -- I.Understanding Angels -- 2.Angelographia: Writing about Angels -- 3.Angelology: Knowledge of Angels -- 4.A Stronger Existence: Angels, Polemic, and Radical Speculation, 1640-1660 -- 5.Conversations with Angels: The Pordages and their Angelical World -- 6.The Fleshly Imagination and the Word of God -- 7.Spiritual Gifts: Angels, Inspiration, and Prophecy -- II.Milton's Angels -- 8.Can Angels Feign? -- 9.Look Homeward Angel: Angelic Guardianship and Nationhood -- 10.Angels in Paradise Lost -- 11.The Natural Philosophy of Angels -- 12.'With the Tongues of Angels': Angelic Communication -- III.Literature and Representation -- 13.Drydell's Fall: Dreams, Angels, Freewill -- 14.Conclusion: Angels and Literary Rcpresentation.
- 'Milton's Angels' is a study of writing - theological scientific, political, and poetic - about angels in 16th century and 17th century Britain. It demonstrates that angels were integral to the Protestant imagination and argues that 'Paradise Lost' is a poem about angels that is both literal and sublimely imaginative.
- 9780191701801 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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