Tag: John Milton
The Judeo-Christian Origins of Liberty

In his monumental book, Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism (Penguin, hardcover 2014; Harvard University Press, paperback 2017), American-born, British intellectual historian Sir Larry Siedentop (Keble College, Oxford University) argues that Western “classical liberalism” has been the child of Christianity. That is, the Judeo-Christian principles, understandings and intuitions, that evolved from the...
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“Free They Must Remain”: John Milton’s Enduring Wisdom

John Milton is one of history’s foremost English poets, and according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “the most significant English author after William Shakespeare.” He is most famous for Paradise Lost, considered the finest epic poem in the English language. That makes the date of his birth, December 9, 1608, worth commemorating. Milton also advanced...
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