February 1 2016
On to Book 3 of Paradise Lost: Shelley on God's viciousness; God's jokes about Satan; similarities between the Son and Satan (via their courage) and God and Satan (via their gaming for humanity). Question of justifying the ways of God to men: do we judge whether he's just? How? Euthyphro dilemma. Luther on God's apparently unjust ways (can't be justified independently to us). Poetry in hell; philosophy in hell.