The Resource Milton and the rabbis: : Hebraism, Hellenism & Christianity, Jeffrey S. Shoulson, (ebook)

Milton and the rabbis: : Hebraism, Hellenism & Christianity, Jeffrey S. Shoulson, (ebook)

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Milton and the rabbis: : Hebraism, Hellenism & Christianity
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Milton and the rabbis:
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Hebraism, Hellenism & Christianity
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Jeffrey S. Shoulson
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Taking as its starting point the long-standing characterization of Milton as a "Hebraic" writer, Milton and the Rabbis probes the limits of the relationship between the seventeenth-century English poet and polemicist and his Jewish antecedents. Shoulson's analysis moves back and forth between Milton's writings and Jewish writings of the first five centuries of the Common Era, collectively known as midrash. In exploring the historical and literary implications of these connections, Shoulson shows how Milton's text can inform a more nuanced reading of midrash just as midrash can offer new insights into Paradise Lost. Shoulson is unconvinced of a direct link between a specific collection of rabbinic writings and Milton's works. He argues that many of Milton's poetic ideas that parallel midrash are likely to have entered Christian discourse not only through early modern Christian Hebraicists but also through Protestant writers and preachers without special knowledge of Hebrew. At the heart of Shoulson's inquiry lies a fundamental question: When is an idea, a theme, or an emphasis distinctively Judaic or Hebraic and when is it Christian? The difficulty in answering such questions reveals and highlights the fluid interaction between ostensibly Jewish, Hellenistic, and Christian modes of thought not only during the early modern period but also early in time when rabbinic Judaism and Christianity began
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Shoulson, Jeffrey S
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  • Milton, John
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Jewish learning and scholarship
  • Judaism
  • Hebrew literature
  • Milton, John
  • Hellenism
  • Judaism in literature
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Milton and the rabbis: : Hebraism, Hellenism & Christianity, Jeffrey S. Shoulson, (ebook)
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9780231506397
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Milton and the rabbis: : Hebraism, Hellenism & Christianity, Jeffrey S. Shoulson, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231506397
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11859205
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859205
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MWT11859205
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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