Milton and the Jews

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Douglas A. Brooks
Cambridge University Press, 31/03/2008
The issue of the Jews deeply engaged Milton throughout his career, and not necessarily in ways that make for comfortable or reassuring reading today. While Shakespeare and Marlowe, for example, critiqued rather than endorsed racial and religious prejudice in their writings about Jews, the same cannot be said for Milton. The scholars in this collection confront a writer who participated in the sad history of anti-Semitism, even as he appropriated Jewish models throughout his writings. Well grounded in solid historical and theological research, the essays both collectively and individually offer an important contribution to the debate on Milton and Judaism. This book will be of interest not only to scholars of Milton and of seventeenth-century literature, but also to historians of the religion and culture of the period.

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Miltons Peculiar Nation
35
of ye Jewish Nation Edmund Gayton dismisses him in an
44
Milton and PhiloSemitism
57
With other of Milton and Hartlibs friends the contrast can
63
In the dialogue between the Father and the Son in
77
Milton and Solomonic Education
83
T S Eliot AntiSemitism and
105
doubtretroactivelyasMiltonsidealrepublicwheretheonlykingislawNo
108
God as an intellectus agens figured as an overflowing light
111
The Carnal the Literal
128
openended process Marshall Grossman agrees that Sins temporal
140
Deeming some Island oft as Seamen tell
147
My argument in its simplest form that is also its
148
Israel
151
The Jew the Turk and the
178
attend always and unavoidably on luxurie all national judgments under
186

drama in which the reader is made to endure the
109
Milton almost immediately qualifies this vision making the principle
190

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Página 159 - What thou seest, What there thou seest, fair creature, is thyself, With thee it came and goes : but follow me, And I will bring thee where no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft embraces ; he Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine ; to him shalt bear Multitudes like thyself, and thence be called Mother of human race.
Página 71 - And all the rule, one empire: only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith, Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love, By name to come call'd charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A paradise within thee, happier far.
Página 123 - Their orators thou then extoll'st, as those The top of eloquence; statists indeed, And lovers of their country, as may seem ; But herein to our prophets far beneath, As men divinely taught, and better teaching The solid rules of civil government, In their majestic unaffected style, Than all the oratory of Greece and Rome. In them is plainest taught, and easiest learnt, What makes a nation happy, and keeps it so, What ruins kingdoms, and lays cities flat; These only with our law best form a king.
Página 110 - Yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best.
Página 63 - Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Página 113 - For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.
Página 93 - That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

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