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From the PublisherAinsworth 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