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13. Paradise Lost, Book III

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Published on Nov 21, 2008

Milton (ENGL 220)

In this second lecture on Book Three of Paradise Lost, the dialogue between God and the Son in heaven is explored with particular attention paid to Milton's modification of the Calvinist theory of predestination. The terms and implications of Milton's attempt to justify the ways of God to man are considered. Milton's misgivings regarding the doctrine of the Trinity are examined, and the relationship between his theology and seventeenth-century political movements is expounded upon.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: Milton's Vindication of God
09:55 - Chapter 2. The Faculty of Free Will
25:52 - Chapter 3. A Dialogue in Heaven between Father and Son

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

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