Milton and Jakob Boehme; a study of German mysticism in seventeenth-century England [NOOK Book]

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Milton and Jakob Boehme; a study of German mysticism in seventeenth-century England

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Overview

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • BN ID: 2940020851283
  • Publisher: New York, Oxford university press, American branch
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1914 volume
  • File size: 374 KB

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CHAPTER V SIMILARITY BETWEEN MILTON AND BOEHME IN RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND POLITICAL IDEAS As Shown In " Paradise Lost/' " Paradise Regained/' And " Christian Doctrine " Interpreters of Milton agree that he was not exclusively Platonic, Hellenic, Hebraic, medieval, nor modern, yet so strong has been the traditional belief in his classicism that the other formative elements of his lifework have hardly received just appreciation. Every discussion of the Hebraic and medieval elements has overlooked one fact; these two elements were fused in the new humanism of the seventeenth century that transformed the curious interest in the individual into a reverent love for the race. If Milton is not to be considered in the narrower sense either classicist or romanticist, what facts really explain his evident sympathy with two such widely differing views of the universe ? His poetry exemplifies the necessary relation between a definite philosophic purpose and art; his imagination is inspired only to raise the soul of man to ever higher purpose and endeavor. This breadth and clarity of vision separates Milton from the brilliant men of the Renaissance, to whom he is so closely related through his enormous store of classical learning. To the intellectuality of true classicism he added not only a deep and reverent interest in each human being but also an implicit faith in the inherent power of all humanity to develop and press forward according to the eternal truths of life. These truths are found in and above - this life; through them all actions take place, not as men sometimes suppose, in contradiction, but in an eternal, all- inclusive harmony. The intimate relation of this teaching to lifeitself was Milton's legacy to after-times; it had been Boehme's legacy to Milton....
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