Catalogue Entry: THEM00315

Book I: Chapter 15

Author: John Milton

Source: A Treatise on Christian Doctrine, Compiled from the Holy Scriptures Alone, vol. 1 (Boston: 1825).

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..... Men hereafter may discern

From what consummate virtue I have chose

This perfect man, by merit call'd my Son,

To earn salvation for the sons of men.

Paradise Regained, I. 164.


..... To God is no access

Without mediator, whose high office now

Moses in figure bears, to introduce

One greater. Paradise Lost, XII. 239.


..... To guide nations in the way of truth

By saving doctrine, and from error lead

To know, and knowing worship God aright,

Is yet more kingly; this attracts the soul,

Governs the inner man, the nobler part;

That other o'er the body only reigns,

And oft by force, which to a generous mind,

So reigning, can be no sincere delight.

Paradise Regained, II. 473.


..... by small

Accomplishing great things, by things deem'd weak

Subverting worldly strong. Paradise Lost, XII. 566.

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