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Milton and toleration /
edited by Sharon Achinstein and Elizabeth Sauer.
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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x, 320 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9780199295937 (hbk.)
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
isbn
9780199295937 (hbk.)
contents note
Revising Whig accounts -- Milton and the European contexts of toleration/ Nigel Smith -- Toleration and the specter of heresy in Milton's England/ David Loewenstein -- John Milton, Roger Williams, and the limits of toleration/ Thomas N. Corns -- Milton, Marvell and toleration/ Nicholas von Maltzahn -- Philosophical and religious engagements -- Libertinism and toleration: Milton, Bruno and Aretino/ James Grantham Turner -- Milton, natural law, and toleration/ Jason P. Rosenblatt -- 'A taken scandal not a given': Milton's equitable grounds of toleration/ Victoria Silver -- Milton and antitrinitarianism/ Martin Dzelzainis -- Milton and Catholicism/ Andrew Hadfield -- Poetry and rhetoric -- Toleration and nationhood in the 1650s: sonnet XV and the case of Ireland/ Elizabeth Sauer -- Toleration in Milton's epics: a chimera?/ Sharon Achinstein -- Intolerance and the virtues of sacred vehemence/ Paul Stevens -- Secularizing conscience in Milton's republican community/ Lana Cable -- Milton, Islam and the Ottomans/ Gerald Maclean.
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6211636
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Editors Sharon Achinstein and Elizabeth Sauer have drawn together a timely, important, and remarkably coherent collection of essays.... All in all, this volume offers a trove of meticulous historical research and exemplary literary criticism."--Thomas Fulton, Renaissance Quarterly "Editors Sharon Achinstein and Elizabeth Sauer have drawn together a timely, important, and remarkably coherent collection of essays.... All in all, this volume offers a trove of meticulous historical research and exemplary literary criticism."--Thomas Fulton, Renaissance Quarterly "A powerful, scholarly account of Milton's writings about toleration and persecution on religious and other grounds from the antiprelatical tracts to the final great poems."- Milton Quarterly
"Editors Sharon Achinstein and Elizabeth Sauer have drawn together a timely, important, and remarkably coherent collection of essays.... All in all, this volume offers a trove of meticulous historical research and exemplary literary criticism."--Thomas Fulton,Renaissance Quarterly "Editors Sharon Achinstein and Elizabeth Sauer have drawn together a timely, important, and remarkably coherent collection of essays.... All in all, this volume offers a trove of meticulous historical research and exemplary literary criticism."--Thomas Fulton,Renaissance Quarterly "A powerful, scholarly account of Milton's writings about toleration and persecution on religious and other grounds from the antiprelatical tracts to the final great poems."-Milton Quarterly
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15 leading scholars examine the idea of toleration in Milton's poetry & prose. Looking at how Milton himself imagined tolerance & locating his works in their literary, historical, & philosophical context, the essays address central issues including violence, heresy, church polity, liberalism, natural law & more.
Main Description
Locating John Milton's works in national and international contexts, and applying a variety of approaches from literary to historical, philosophical, and postcolonial, Milton and Toleration offers a wide-ranging exploration of how Milton's visions of tolerance reveal deeper movements in the history of the imagination. Milton is often enlisted in stories about the rise of toleration: his advocacy of open debate in defending press freedoms, his condemnation of persecution, and his criticism of ecclesiastical and political hierarchies have long been read as milestones on the road to toleration. However, there is also an intolerant Milton, whose defence of religious liberty reached only as far as Protestants. This book of sixteen essays by leading scholars analyses tolerance in Milton's poetry and prose, examining the literary means by which tolerance was questioned, observed, and became an object of meditation. Organized in three parts, 'Revising Whig Accounts,' 'Philosophical Engagements,' 'Poetry and Rhetoric,' the contributors, including leading Milton scholars from the USA, Canada, and the UK, address central toleration issues including heresy, violence, imperialism, republicanism, Catholicism, Islam, church community, liberalism, libertinism, natural law, legal theory, and equity. A pan-European perspective is presented through analysis of Milton's engagement with key figures and radical groups. All of Milton's major works are given an airing, including prose and poetry, and the book suggests that Milton's writings are a significant medium through which to explore the making of modern ideas of tolerance.
Main Description
Locating John Milton's works in national and international contexts, and applying a variety of approaches from literary to historical, philosophical, and postcolonial, Milton and Toleration offers a wide-ranging exploration of how Milton's visions of tolerance reveal deeper movements in thehistory of the imagination. Milton is often enlisted in stories about the rise of toleration: his advocacy of open debate in defending press freedoms, his condemnation of persecution, and his criticism of ecclesiastical and political hierarchies have long been read as milestones on the road totoleration. However, there is also an intolerant Milton, whose defence of religious liberty reached only as far as Protestants. This book of sixteen essays by leading scholars analyses tolerance in Milton's poetry and prose, examining the literary means by which tolerance was questioned, observed,and became an object of meditation. Organized in three parts, 'Revising Whig Accounts,' 'Philosophical Engagements,' 'Poetry and Rhetoric,' the contributors, including leading Milton scholars from the USA, Canada, and the UK, address central toleration issues including heresy, violence, imperialism,republicanism, Catholicism, Islam, church community, liberalism, libertinism, natural law, legal theory, and equity. A pan-European perspective is presented through analysis of Milton's engagement with key figures and radical groups. All of Milton's major works are given an airing, including proseand poetry, and the book suggests that Milton's writings are a significant medium through which to explore the making of modern ideas of tolerance.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
Revising Whig Accounts
Introduction
European Contexts of Toleration
The English Church and the War against Heresy in Milton'sEngland
Milton and Roger Williams: Defining the Limits of Toleration
Milton, Marvell, and Toleration
Philosophical and Religious Engagements
Libertinism and Toleration: Milton, Bruno and Aretino
Milton, Natural Law, and Toleration
'A Taken Scandal not a Given': Milton's Equitable Groundsof Toleration
Milton and Antitrinitarianism
Milton and Catholicism
Poetry and Rhetoric
Toleration and Nationhood in the 1650s: Sonnet XV and theCase of Ireland
Toleration in Milton's Epics: A Chimera?
Intolerance and the Virtues of Sacred Vehemence
Secularizing Conscience in Milton's Republican Community
Milton, Islam and the OttomansAnn Hughes: Afterword
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