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John Milton:
Background, Summary, and Analysis

Summary and Analysis of Milton's Prose

A Whirlwind Tour of the Protestant Reformation

Background for Milton's Anti-Prelatical Tracts

Of Reformation

The Reason of Church Government

An Apology Against A Pamphlet

The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce


Background for Milton's Regicide Tracts

The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates


The First Defense of the English People

The Second Defense of the English People

De Doctrina Christiana

Milton's Theo-Political Views

Milton's Theological Anthropology

Milton's Scriptural Hermeneutic

Secular Authority from the Bible to Milton

Milton, and Satan's Protestant Rhetoric

Platonic/Neoplatonic Background for the Trinity

Milton's Developing Politics

Milton's Poetry (HTML Texts)

Paradise Lost

Articles on Milton
(by Michael Bryson)

“From Last Things to First: The Apophatic Vision of Paradise Regained”
In Milton and the Visionary Mode: Essays on Prophecy and Violence. Eds. Peter E. Medine and David V. Urban. Duquesne UP. pp. 241-265.

“‘His Tyranny who Reigns’: The Biblical Roots of Divine Kingship and Milton’s Rejection of ‘Heav’n’s King.’” Milton Studies, 2004, 43:111-144.

“'That be far from thee': Divine Evil and Milton's Attempt to 'Justify the ways of God to men'”
Milton Quarterly, May 2002, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 87-105.

“The Mysterious Darkness of Unknowing: Paradise Lost and the God Beyond Names”
A Poem Written In Ten Books: Paradise Lost 1667, Eds. John Shawcross and Michael Lieb. Duquesne UP, 2007, 183-212.

"A Poem to the Unknown God: Samson Agonistes and Negative Theology."
 Milton Quarterly, March 2008, vol. 42, No. 1, 2008, 22-43.



The Humanist (Re)Turn
The Humanist (Re)Turn

Love and its Critics

The Atheist Milton


The Tyranny of Heaven