Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Milton's AngelsThe Early-Modern Imagination$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joad Raymond

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560509

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560509.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 July 2019

Introduction: Protestant Angels, Poets, the Imagination

Introduction: Protestant Angels, Poets, the Imagination

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Protestant Angels, Poets, the Imagination
Milton's Angels

Raymond Joad

Oxford University Press

Angels were very much alive in Protestant Britain. Angels appear in systematic theology, practical divinity, sermons, scriptural annotations, devotional writings, catechisms, prayers, and a small number of expository works dedicated to elaborating the theology of angels; but also in secular genres, including commonplace books, political treatises, newsbooks, political pamphlets, and poetry. The language of angels and spirits, as metaphors or rhetorical devices, spreads into all modes of writings. One of the subordinate themes of this book is the close association between angels and Protestant theories of representation. The imagination, with the gift of the spirit, enables the author to write truthfully of heavenly things. It is this faith that gave interest in angels such life in early modern Britain, especially in the mid-seventeenth century.

Keywords:   Protestant angels, seraph, Milton, British Protestants

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .