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The tyranny of heaven : Milton's rejection of God as king

Author: Michael Bryson
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated Universities Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues for a new way of reading the figure of Milton's God, contending that Milton rejects kings on earth and in heaven. Though Milton portrays God as a king in Paradise Lost, he does this neither to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Bryson, Michael, 1964-
Tyranny of heaven.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated Universities Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607059690
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bryson
ISBN: 0874138590 9780874138597
OCLC Number: 52387819
Description: 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Of Miltons and Gods --
"His tyranny who reigns": the Biblical roots of divine kingship and Milton's rejection of "Heav'n's King" in prose and poetry --
"Who durst defy th' omnipotent to arms": Satan's fall from hero to king --
"That far be from thee": divine evil, justification, and the evolution of the son from warrior-king to hero --
"Tempt not the Lord thy God": the end of kingship and the awareness of divine similitude in paradise regained.
Responsibility: Michael Bryson.
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