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The Circling Hours: Revolution in Paradise Regain’d

Gregory Chaplin

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter contends that Paradise Regain’d counters the Augustan narrative of centralizing imperialism promoted by the Stuart regime with an alternative narrative that fuses proleptic ... More


An Education for the Present

Dustin D. Stewart

in Futures of Enlightenment Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198857792
eISBN:
9780191890413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857792.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on John Milton’s Paradise Regain’d (1671), arguing that a mortalist temporality keeps its hero’s education unfinished. To explain why Milton’s brief epic is such a strangely ... More


Milton and the Problem of Belief

Victoria Kahn

in The Trouble with Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198808749
eISBN:
9780191888953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808749.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the tension in John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain’d, and Samson Agonistes between the work of poetry and the work of faith. In Paradise Losts Milton conceives of faith ... More


The Failure of Uniformity

Philip Connell

in Secular Chains: Poetry and the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199269587
eISBN:
9780191820496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269587.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter surveys the literary response to the Stuart Restoration and, more specifically, the politics of church settlement in the 1660s and early 1670s. Stressing the uncertainties and divisions ... More


Greek Tragedy and Hebrew Antiquity in John Milton’s 1671 Poems

Russ Leo

in Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834212
eISBN:
9780191874048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834212.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 examines Milton’s detailed engagements with Reformation poetics that render tragedy a precise philosophical and theological resource. In his 1671 poems Paradise Regain’d and Samson ... More


Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Russell M. Hillier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the realm of Milton scholarship there have been extensive studies of Milton's representations of God, Satan, the angels, Adam and Eve, and Chaos, among others. This book provides the first ... More


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