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Master of Arts (MA)


paradise lost, milton, religious, philosophical, religion, theology


A number of attempts have been made to fit the Miltonic ideals into the pattern of a particular religious or philosophical group. He has been called Calvinist, Arminian, Unitarian, and Spiritualist. The treatment of vital religious beliefs in "Paradise Lost" however, leaves little doubt as to Milton's contempt for any and all orthodox theology. That he was a liberal in morals, in politics, and in religion has never been doubted.



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