Paradise Lost Written by John Milton
Disclaimer <ul><li>Paradise Lost = Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Bible = Essential to understanding Paradise Lost </...
Who was Milton? <ul><li>Lived 1608-1674 </li></ul><ul><li>English poet, scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Most famous for Paradise...
So what’s it all about? <ul><li>Satan and God </li></ul><ul><li>War in Heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Satan cast down to Hell </...
Hell as told by Milton,  Dant é, and EA Games
Adam and Eve <ul><li>Humans and God </li></ul>
The Fall
The basis for the story: answering a question <ul><li>The Question: Why is there suffering in the world? </li></ul>
As it was in the beginning… <ul><li>Genesis 2:7-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the gr...
It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood… <ul><li>8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and ther...
Is it hot in here? <ul><li>25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. </li></ul>
Paradise… <ul><li>Is this the way the world looks now? </li></ul>
… Lost <ul><li>Or is it more like THIS? </li></ul>
What happened?! <ul><li>Scholars, theologians, and everyday people wanted to know why the world wasn’t perfect </li></ul><...
The religious dilemma <ul><li>Why was this important to Milton? </li></ul><ul><li>Humanism, Renaissance called doctrine in...
So here’s the problem… <ul><li>God = omnipotent and omniscient </li></ul><ul><li>John 1:1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>1 In the beg...
<ul><li>God = all loving </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 4:8 </li></ul><ul><li>8  Whoever does not love does not know God, becaus...
So the question is… <ul><li>If God is all powerful and loves humanity, why does suffering exist in the world? </li></ul>
Milton’s objective! <ul><li>“ To justify the ways of God to men” </li></ul>
References <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Milton#Published_poetry </li></ul><ul><li>http://scrapetv.com/News/Ne...
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  1. 1. Paradise Lost Written by John Milton
  2. 2. Disclaimer <ul><li>Paradise Lost = Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Bible = Essential to understanding Paradise Lost </li></ul><ul><li>Bible as Literature vs. Bible as Truth </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who was Milton? <ul><li>Lived 1608-1674 </li></ul><ul><li>English poet, scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Most famous for Paradise Lost, also wrote Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes </li></ul><ul><li>Published political essays, treatises </li></ul><ul><li>Served as an official under Oliver Cromwell </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Milton#Published_poetry
  4. 4. So what’s it all about? <ul><li>Satan and God </li></ul><ul><li>War in Heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Satan cast down to Hell </li></ul><ul><li>Satan plots revenge </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hell as told by Milton, Dant é, and EA Games
  6. 6. Adam and Eve <ul><li>Humans and God </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Fall
  8. 8. The basis for the story: answering a question <ul><li>The Question: Why is there suffering in the world? </li></ul>
  9. 9. As it was in the beginning… <ul><li>Genesis 2:7-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. </li></ul>
  10. 10. It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood… <ul><li>8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Is it hot in here? <ul><li>25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Paradise… <ul><li>Is this the way the world looks now? </li></ul>
  13. 13. … Lost <ul><li>Or is it more like THIS? </li></ul>
  14. 14. What happened?! <ul><li>Scholars, theologians, and everyday people wanted to know why the world wasn’t perfect </li></ul><ul><li>It seems that because the world ISN’T perfect, God (who these people believe CREATED the world) is cruel, uncaring, or not real </li></ul><ul><li>“ Theodicy” </li></ul>
  15. 15. The religious dilemma <ul><li>Why was this important to Milton? </li></ul><ul><li>Humanism, Renaissance called doctrine into question </li></ul><ul><li>Necessity for logical replies </li></ul>
  16. 16. So here’s the problem… <ul><li>God = omnipotent and omniscient </li></ul><ul><li>John 1:1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>God = all loving </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 4:8 </li></ul><ul><li>8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. </li></ul><ul><li>John 3:16 </li></ul><ul><li>16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. </li></ul>
  18. 18. So the question is… <ul><li>If God is all powerful and loves humanity, why does suffering exist in the world? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Milton’s objective! <ul><li>“ To justify the ways of God to men” </li></ul>
  20. 20. References <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Milton#Published_poetry </li></ul><ul><li>http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/usa/images-3/satan.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://artid.com/images/blogs/1255/239130blog_image.jpeg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.themarriedgamers.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dis_streets_tga_jpgcopy-614x1024.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thecaveonline.com/APEH/creation.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://teapotshappen.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/snake-apple-eden.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://coromandal.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/lego-adam-and-eve.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/0b/a1/28/garden-of-eden.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.expandingthelight.org/clientimages/42883/homeless_and_hungry.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://globalsolutions.org/files/public/images/Rwandan-Genocide.jpg </li></ul>

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