The Tyranny of Heaven: Milton's Rejection of God as King

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Index
Abdiel, 29; argument with Satan, 74–75, 82, 85–86, 88, 96, 98–99, 134; as “private person,” 37; and relation of strength and liberty, 137–38
Abimelech, 54
Abraham, 10, 52–53; as model for the Son, 67, 70, 117, 126
Achilles, 33, 80, 83, 135
Achinstein, Sharon, 23, 48
Adam, 19; anxiety over God's goodness, 113, 125; conversing with Raphael, 59–60, 96, 124; creation related to angelic rebellion, 106–7; divine similitude and Satan's temptation, 165, 167; fall of, 58, 61, 92, 100, 142; God not referred to as King by, 52; Medieval Latin treatments of, 90; and “Paradise within,” 153, 159; and possible ascension, 76, 156, 165; and “solitary way” (model for the Son), 159; threatened with destruction, 124–26, 142; in Vondel, 85
Addison, Joseph, 19
Aeschylus, 80
Agamemnon, 80
Ahriman, 79
Al Hallaj, 163
All in All, 34, 66; as awareness of divine similitude, 35, 163, 168; contested interpretation of, 35; and Milton's alteration of 1 Corinthians, 131–32, 135; and relinquishing of monarchical power, 146, 156
Andreini, Giambattista, 79
Andrewes, Lancelot, 61–62
Angra Mainyu, 79
Annunaki, the, 9
Aquinas, Thomas: on kingship, 46–47
Arianism, 20, 31, 166, 191 n. 20, 194 n. 45
Aristotle: definition of tyranny, 64–65
Atrahasis, 9
Augustine, 10, 21; and the nature of God, 76; and justification, 121–22; and Satan, 91
authority, 27, 34; and the Ante-Nicene Fathers, 47; and the Bible, 47, 50–51, 60; external, 34, 57–59, 87, 103, 110, 135; internal, 162; Milton's attitudes toward, 30, 34–38, 60; and obedience, 155–57, 162, 169; Protestant theories of, 103–5, 107, 109–10, 135. See also government; inner man; obedience; rule
Baxter, Richard: justification, 120, 188–89 n. 28
Beelzebub, 70, 79
Belial, 79, 143, 157, 167
Bennett, Joan, 43, 45–46, 49, 178 n. 17
Beowulf, 82
Bereans: as Milton's preferred model of Christian belief, 30–31, 59
Bible, 13–14, 16, 79–80, 95; books of, Acts, 59; —, 1 Corinthians, 34, 131, 135, 146; —, Deuteronomy, 14, 53–54, 166, 179n. 30; —, Exodus, 14–15, 52–53, 67, 79, 103, 117–18,

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