William Poole

William Poole’s Milton and the Idea of the Fall came out in 2005. He is a fellow in English at New College, Oxford.

Out of His Furrow: Milton

William Poole, 8 February 2007

All good Protestants are supposed to believe that when they read the Bible properly, the Holy Ghost assists them. So what happens when a good Protestant writes with the same assistance? Is the resulting text something like scripture? The orthodox answer would be no: the canon of scripture is closed, and the days of revelation are over. But from the middle of the 17th century onwards, people...

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