Horace Jeffery Hodges and Milton’s Paradise Lost (Satan 10)

I had planned to wait until we got into the early modern period to refer to Horace Jeffery Hodges’ blog, the Gypsy Scholar, but several of his recent hellish posts have made it impossible to wait. At his site you will find a number of interesting articles regarding John Milton’s Paradise Lost, including one article that focusses on Satan specifically: Economy of Damnation: Satan’s Fall in Paradise Lost. Another more specialized article also considers Satan within the context of other matters: “Free-Will Theodicy, Middle-Knowledge Theology, Ramist Linguistics, and Satanic Psychology in Paradise Lost“.

He has also just now put up an entertaining post, with medieval illustration, on some “hits from hell”: Das Wetter ist hell!. In the hope of decreasing visitors to his site, previously he had posted a poem of his own entitled “Ozark Spring Storm” which features Mephisto (alias Satan). Other of his posts relating to Satan can be accessed here.

Think of the ironic, hellish punishment of sending more visitors, albeit few from here.

7 thoughts on “Horace Jeffery Hodges and Milton’s Paradise Lost (Satan 10)

  1. Horace Jeffery Hodges

    What a surprise!

    This certainly won’t help me to decrease my readership. I’ll just have to keep working on that.

    I also hadn’t realized that I’m so obsessed with The Adversary. I’d better be more careful.

    By the way, note my name’s unusual spelling: “Jeffery.”

    Jeffery Hodges

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  2. Nikki Aaron

    I can’t believe you are leaving! All of the good teachers in the religion department are leaving at the end of the year. That’s too bad.

  3. Horace Jeffery Hodges

    Someday, I’d like to see a course on the changing architectonics of hell, a sort of history of hell with an eye to the structure of the place as it is transformed over time.

    Any plans…?

    Jeffery Hodges

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