The History of the Book
– Should you buy it?
– What Nathan argues
– How it got published
Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
– Nested and side narratives
– Who’s responsible for the Fall?
– Feminism under the radar
– Lanyer’s (lack of) influence
The Sequel to Paradise Lost
– The Temple of Doom?
– A series of stern lectures
– Milton vs. Nicene Trinitarian Orthodoxy
– The creeds and the Scriptures
– A quick correction
– The believing writer and the dramatic text
– The writer within the Body of Christ
– “The Dream of the Rood”
– Active martyrdom
– The lessons of “The Pearl”
– The heretical Christ stories of recent centuries
– Taking stock of Dante
The Theologian and the Literary Critic
– Where do they intersect?
– The riddle of Stanley Fish
– Theological implications of literary criticism
– Can this work outside of New Historicism?
– The critical mirror
Dante. The Divine Comedy. Trans. Dorothy L. Sayers. New York: Penguin, 1950. 3 volumes.
“The Dream of the Rood.” The First Poems in English. Ed. Michael Alexander. New York: Penguin, 2008.
Fish, Stanley. How Milton Works. Cambridge: Belknap, 2003.
—. Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1999.
—. Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1998.
Gilmour, Nathan. Theological Dramatics: Two Christological Case Studies. Lambert, 2011.
Lanyer, Aemelia. The Poems of Aemelia Lanyer: Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum. New York: Oxford UP, 1993.
Lewis, C.S. The Great Divorce. New York: Harper, 2009.
Mailer, Norman. The Gospel According to the Son: A Novel. New York: Random House, 1999.
Marsden, George. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. New York: Oxford UP, 1998.
Milton, John. Paradise Regained. Seattle: CreateSpace, 2009.
Pullman, Philip. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2011.
Saramago, José. The Gospel According to Jesus Christ. Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. New York: Mariner, 1994.