Digesting Devotion: Food As Sustenance And Sacrament In Milton's Paradise Lost

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Robert V. Young, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Allen F. Stein, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. John N. Wall, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Brown, Sherri Lynne en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:11:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:11:16Z
dc.date.issued 2005-10-25 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-10242005-195707 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/2211
dc.description.abstract Milton's story of the original sin of Adam and Eve and the resulting fall of mankind is a story that is bound up in food imagery and the language of consumption. A meal for Adam and Eve holds significance far beyond its value as sustenance. Milton embeds his epic with seventeenth-century beliefs on diet and health that help to emphasize the physical and spiritual innocence of the prelapsarian pair and the fallen state of the England of Milton's time. Moreover, the couple's meals in Paradise become not only dietary indications of man's pre-fallen perfection, but also precursors to the Eucharistic meal that will be instrumental to man's redemption once he is fallen. In his writing, Milton exemplifies his ability to merge scientific beliefs of the time with his own religious views, thus bringing the secular and the sacred together in an epic where food and eating become indicative of one's relationship with God. en_US
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dc.subject food en_US
dc.subject Milton en_US
dc.subject sacrament en_US
dc.subject Paradise Lost en_US
dc.subject eucharist en_US
dc.subject Communion en_US
dc.title Digesting Devotion: Food As Sustenance And Sacrament In Milton's Paradise Lost en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline English en_US

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