Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. John Rogers
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Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton - The Infant Cry of God - Credible Employment - Poetry and Virginity - Poetry and Marriage - Lycidas - Areopagitica - Paradise Lost, Book - God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory - The Miltonic Smile - The Blind Prophet
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Milton (ENGL 220)
This lecture examines the role and meanings of the word vocation in Miltons life-long meditation on (and concern for) what it means to be chosen by God. Miltons profound anxiety in the years following his graduation from Cambridge regarding his poetic career and, more specifically, his status as a Christian poet selected by God for greatness is outlined. The topic is traced through Miltons polemical treatise The Reason of Church Government, the poem "Ad Patrem," and the authors correspondence. Particular emphasis is placed on Miltons interpretations of the parable of the talents and the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Substantial context on the nature of election and salvation is supplied from the writings of John Calvin and Max Weber.
0000 - Chapter 1. Miltons Poems as an Autobiography
2047 - Chapter 2. Milton A Man Inspired by his Father
3228 - Chapter 3. Miltons Dilemma Two Parables
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This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.