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Cambridge Platonists and the Miltonic Heritage

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The tradition of prisca theologia and the Corpus Hermeticum are Pico della Mirandola instrumental in revival of preexistence. Real flowering is under the Cambridge Platonists, especially Henry More, ... More


The Monk and the Bard: From Luther's Protest to Milton's Protestant Vision

Nicholas P. Miller

in The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858361
eISBN:
9780199949724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858361.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the foundation of Luther’s religious/political thought in conceptions of the priesthood of believers and the right of the common believers to studying the Bible. It traces this ... More


From Wild Man to War Hero: The Story of Samson *

Deborah W. Rooke

in Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The libretto for Samson was adapted from John Milton's Samson Agonistes by Handel's friend Newburgh Hamilton. The biblical Samson, supposedly Israel's champion, is a lone guerilla fighter driven and ... More


Satanic Precursors

Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, and Jesper Aa. Petersen

in The Invention of Satanism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780195181104
eISBN:
9780190277505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181104.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter shows briefly the early history of how Satan was dis-embedded from the Christian, theological tradition. Beginning with the Romantic poets’ reading of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, the ... More


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