It Is Written: Paradise Regained: Words that Count

Annabel Annabel

in Milton's Words

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199573462
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191702112 | DOI:
It Is Written: Paradise Regained: Words that Count

Show Summary Details


This chapter examines the importance of the keyword Scripture in John Milton's epic poem Paradise Regained. In this work Milton confronted the special status of biblical texts and gave Scripture a special status in his canon. It analyses Paradise Regained and suggests that it was clearly a heretic text consistent with Milton's increasing fascination with Socinianism and its belief that the Crucifixion could not really be the centre of Christianity.

Keywords: Paradise Regained; John Milton; Scripture; epic poem; heretic text; Socinianism

Chapter.  8460 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.