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CR Episode 11: Paradise Lost, Books XI and XII

The Guardian of Paradise, by Franz von Stuck

The Guardian of Paradise, by Franz von Stuck

Download Link: Released 2019.08.26

The panel concludes Paradise Lost with an examination of Adam’s hope and despair, differences between Michael and Raphael, biblical kingship, the worthy triumph of Christ, and–finally–the quality of Milton as an author and Paradise Lost as a work.

 
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Posted by on 26 August 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 10: Paradise Lost, Book X

Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise, by Marc Chagall

Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise, by Marc Chagall

Download Link: Released 2019.08.19

The panel tackles the difficult problems of Adam’s guilt, the nature of heavenly justice and its parallels with English Common Law, Milton’s conception of the natural order, and Adam’s acceptance of guilt and act of contrition for the sin of disobedience.

 
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Posted by on 19 August 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 9: Paradise Lost, Book IX

Original Sin by Peter Paul Reubens

Original Sin by Peter Paul Reubens

Download Link: Released 2019.08.12

The panel discusses the ninth book of Paradise Lost, with a special focus on Milton’s depictions of gender roles, guilt and innocence, division of labour, and free will, to determine how the balance of Original Sin is divided amongst Adam and Eve.

 
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Posted by on 12 August 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 8: Paradise Lost, Book VIII

Was Adam the first Astronaut?

Was Adam the first Astronaut?

Download Link: Released 2019.08.05

The panel considers whether the Garden of Eden required a robust space exploration programme (yes), whether Angels are real (yes), whether human beings turn into angels when they die (no), whether Dr. Cooper is an Anglophile (no)… oh, and Milton, too!

 
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Posted by on 5 August 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 7: Paradise Lost, Book VII

The lasting echo of creation resounding in praise to its Maker.

The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

Download Link: Released 2019.07.29

The panel examines the moment of creation, the etymological development of atheism and chaos, divine warnings against transgressing the proper bounds of intellectual curiosity, and the potentially physical nature of Creation’s hymn of praise to its Maker.

 
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Posted by on 29 July 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 6: Paradise Lost, Book VI

Fall of the Rebel Angels, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Fall of the Rebel Angels, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Download Link: Released 2019.07.22

The panel welcomes Zac Watson as special guest to discuss questions about Paradise Lost, before examining the War in Heaven, Classical cosmogeny, Satan’s parodic inventiveness, angelic biology, and an unlikely connexion to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.

 
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Posted by on 22 July 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 5: Paradise Lost, Book V

'Raphael and Tobias' by Gustav Dore

‘Raphael and Tobias’ by Gustav Dore

Download Link: Released 2019.07.15

Clinton and Dr. Cooper examine the fifth book of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, with a particular focus on Milton’s Arian Christology and whether Satan is a reactionary against a revolutionary God who is rhizomatic in the sense of Deleuze and Guattari.

 
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Posted by on 15 July 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 4: Paradise Lost, Book IV

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, by Jan Brueghel the Younger

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, by Jan Brueghel the Younger

Download Link: Released 2019.07.08

The panel examines John Milton’s prosody (particularly in the light of Dr. Johnson’s comments) and reflects upon his troublesome Christology and potentially Arian leanings, before proffering the merest hint of a speculation about Milton’s Mariology.

 
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Posted by on 8 July 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 3: Paradise Lost, Book III

The Cottage of John Milton (in which he briefly dwelt)

The Cottage of John Milton (in which he briefly dwelt).

Download Link: Released 2019.07.01

The panel discusses the third book of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, with special attention on aspects including the ambiguously diabolical imagery of the opening, and Milton’s philosophical approaches to the problem of evil, free will, and predestination.

 
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Posted by on 1 July 2019 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 2: Paradise Lost, Book II

Frontisepiece to the Second Edition of Paradise Lost

Frontisepiece to the Second Edition of Paradise Lost

Download Link: Released 2019.06.24

The panel discusses Book II of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, with a focus on the fallen angels as an inversion of divine imagery, the politics and plots of Pandaemonium, the natures of Sin and Death, and a possible instance of Miltonian heresy.

 
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Posted by on 24 June 2019 in Podcasts

 

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