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The Resource Milton's house of God : the invisible and visible church, Stephen R. Honeygosky

Milton's house of God : the invisible and visible church, Stephen R. Honeygosky

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Milton's house of God : the invisible and visible church
Title
Milton's house of God
Title remainder
the invisible and visible church
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Stephen R. Honeygosky
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eng
Summary
In Milton's House of God, Stephen R. Honeygosky examines the ecclesial center of a representative sampling of John Milton's prose written throughout his life. Interrelating this body of literature with Reformation and post-Reformation history and theology, Honeygosky argues that for Milton the two major dimensions of church (the invisible and the visible) have an inextricable, ongoing, intersecting-though-not-equivalent relationship. He shows that it is the dynamic interaction between the two out of which Milton's entire ecclesiology proceeds. Milton's House of God explores in depth Milton's concept of church and its relation to the True Church, which he came to believe was always invisibly and spiritually gathered because of its "mystic incorporation with Christ." Honeygosky discusses the new visible manifestations of the True Church during the seventeenth century; the doctrine that can be distilled even from Milton's not explicitly doctrinal tracts; and the evident and consistent verbal pattern that he used to feed and foster a Radical-Reformist communion. Additionally, Honeygosky examines the transmutation of terms important for Milton. He demonstrates how Milton takes such traditional ecclesiological words as worship, separation, schism, license, heresy, holiness, Scripture, and Sacrament, rejects their standard usage, then empties the terms of their expected import before renovating and reappropriating them once again. Honeygosky concludes that the fundamental Miltonic definition of church is the individual believing reader of sacred texts who has become an interfusion of sacred place, text, and action - a veritable House of God. Thus, Milton's ecclesiology results in a new mythic form derived from and designated for mid-seventeenth-century English culture. The believing and reading individual is the most basic House of God, the embodied consolidation of Church and Scripture and Sacrament
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1948-
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Honeygosky, Stephen R.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Milton, John
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Church
  • Church in literature
  • Christian poetry, English
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Milton's house of God : the invisible and visible church, Stephen R. Honeygosky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Luther's reform: a view to "Christians in earnest" and their "truly evangelical order" -- 2. Milton's ecclesiology: "The real house and church of the living God" -- 3. "That mystic body" and "societ[ies] of persons" within "the whole multitute": vertical and horizontal mystical union -- 4. "Rites and methods which [God] himself has prescribed": solution to the riddle of true reform -- 5. To "stand separated": a rite of communion for the "unanimous multitude of good protestants" -- "Many schisms and many distinctions": a "goodly" and "graceful" building -- 7. "When they cry liberty": a rehetoric of license for "bad men" -- 8. "Heresie": "against the light" of God's "secretary"
  • 9. "Regenerated by God": the dignity of the individual believer -- 10. "Thir own abilities and the church": vocation to the new ministry -- 11. "All sorts of degrees of men": scripture's new audience and messengers -- 12. "If the word is used loosely": sacrament revised -- 13. "A true and living faith": the ceremony of works -- 14. "Charity or holiness of life": spiritual principle linking the inner and outer worlds -- 15. "Written records pure": myth-making the new external scripture -- Conclusion: Kenosis: God's and Milton's reforming rhetorical invention
Control code
27012249
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780826208767
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92038869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1490995
Label
Milton's house of God : the invisible and visible church, Stephen R. Honeygosky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Luther's reform: a view to "Christians in earnest" and their "truly evangelical order" -- 2. Milton's ecclesiology: "The real house and church of the living God" -- 3. "That mystic body" and "societ[ies] of persons" within "the whole multitute": vertical and horizontal mystical union -- 4. "Rites and methods which [God] himself has prescribed": solution to the riddle of true reform -- 5. To "stand separated": a rite of communion for the "unanimous multitude of good protestants" -- "Many schisms and many distinctions": a "goodly" and "graceful" building -- 7. "When they cry liberty": a rehetoric of license for "bad men" -- 8. "Heresie": "against the light" of God's "secretary"
  • 9. "Regenerated by God": the dignity of the individual believer -- 10. "Thir own abilities and the church": vocation to the new ministry -- 11. "All sorts of degrees of men": scripture's new audience and messengers -- 12. "If the word is used loosely": sacrament revised -- 13. "A true and living faith": the ceremony of works -- 14. "Charity or holiness of life": spiritual principle linking the inner and outer worlds -- 15. "Written records pure": myth-making the new external scripture -- Conclusion: Kenosis: God's and Milton's reforming rhetorical invention
Control code
27012249
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780826208767
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92038869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1490995

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