John Milton: How Satan Works

In Cosmic Conflict

This lecture is part 2 on John Milton and Paradise Lost by Melissa Brotton, who is a professor of English at La Sierra University. The focus of Dr. Tonstad’s “Revelation and Human Reality” class has been the cosmic conflict, a subject that was largely neglected by Christian theologians for over a thousand years from Origen until the time of John Milton. In “Paradise Lost” Milton demonstrates a remarkable grasp of freedom and some of the issues in the cosmic conflict. In Milton’s account, the snake refers to God at the tree as “the Threat’ner.”

 

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