In the Anteroom of Divinity: The Reformation of the Angels from Colet to Milton

Feisal G. Mohamed

© 2008

In the Anteroom of Divinity focuses on the persistence of Pseudo-Dionysian angelology in England's early modern period. Beginning with a discussion of John Colet's commentary on Dionysisus' twin hierarchies, Feisal G. Mohamed explores the significance of the Dionysian tradition to the conformism debate of the 1590s through works by Richard Hooker and Edmund Spenser. He then turns to John Donne and John Milton to shed light on their constructions of godly poetics, politics and devotion, and provides the most extensive study of Milton's angelology in more than fifty years.

With new philosophical, theological, and literary insights, this work offers a contribution to intellectual history and the history of religion in critical moments of the English Reformation.

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In the Anteroom of Divinity focuses on the persistence of Pseudo-Dionysian angelology in England's early modern period.

In the Anteroom of Divinity: The Reformation of the Angels from Colet to Milton

Feisal G. Mohamed

© 2008

In the Anteroom of Divinity focuses on the persistence of Pseudo-Dionysian angelology in England's early modern period. Beginning with a discussion of John Colet's commentary on Dionysisus' twin hierarchies, Feisal G. Mohamed explores the significance of the Dionysian tradition to the conformism debate of the 1590s through works by Richard Hooker and Edmund Spenser. He then turns to John Donne and John Milton to shed light on their constructions of godly poetics, politics and devotion, and provides the most extensive study of Milton's angelology in more than fifty years.

With new philosophical, theological, and literary insights, this work offers a contribution to intellectual history and the history of religion in critical moments of the English Reformation.

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Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.8in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    Feisal G. Mohamed is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois.