Together with the Leveller social heresy about humanity’s “right to choose its rulers, rather than to rule,” Milton advocates for religious heresy (Gk. hairesis, “choice”) – where believers are required to give a reasoned account of their beliefs – an idea which is fundamental to his poetics of choice.

David Williams, Milton’s Leveller God [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

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