The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

by A. D. Nuttall
     
 


What is the creator of the world were evil? What if Christ, the Son, were the antagonist rather than the ally of the Father? Nuttall tracks this subversive theology from the Gnostics of the second century, through its flickering reappearance in Marlowe and Milton, to its full development in Blake.See more details below

Overview


What is the creator of the world were evil? What if Christ, the Son, were the antagonist rather than the ally of the Father? Nuttall tracks this subversive theology from the Gnostics of the second century, through its flickering reappearance in Marlowe and Milton, to its full development in Blake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184621
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/12/1998
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I. Blake: The Son Versus the Father
Part II. Raising the Devil: Marlowe's Doctor Faustus
1. Calvinists and Hermeticists
2. Flying Men and Gnostics
Part III. Milton
1. Satan's Shield
2. Milton's Theodicy: The Argument from Freedom
3. The Garden as Maze
4. The Fortunate Fall
5. Arianism, Monism, Materialism
6. The Invisible Christ
7. The Language of Trees: Unstable Mythologies
Part IV. Blake
1. Godly Nudists
2. The Matrix of Blake's Thought
3. Blake and Milton
4. Antinomian Blake
5. Contraries

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