Milton and the Spiritual Reader

Milton and the Spiritual Reader

by David Ainsworth
     
 

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Milton and the Spiritual Reader examines spiritual reading in Areopagitica, Eikonoklastes, De Doctrina Christiana, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained, comparing Miltonic spiritual reading with that of two of his Puritan contemporaries, Richard Baxter and George Fox.

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Milton and the Spiritual Reader examines spiritual reading in Areopagitica, Eikonoklastes, De Doctrina Christiana, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained, comparing Miltonic spiritual reading with that of two of his Puritan contemporaries, Richard Baxter and George Fox.

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Ainsworth is concerned with the strategies that 17th-century readers employed in their search for religious understanding. A solid contribution to Milton studies. Recommended. — B. E. Brandt, South Dakota State University, Choice

"…Ainsworth makes an important contribution to our understanding of the religious imperative of Milton’s prose and poetry…Deeply engaged with his material, Ainsworth practices the kind of reading that he elucidates in Milton’s works. His intense, concentrated focus on spiritual reading never wavers, and his precise distinctions ensure that readers will be vigorously exercised." — Ken Simpson, Renaissance Quarterly

"Ainsworth is an astute reader of Milton"

— Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2009

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780203926680
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
03/20/2008
Series:
Studies in Major Literary Authors Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
233
File size:
1 MB

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