Obedience: The Odyssey to Freedom Essay | Obedience: The Odyssey to Freedom

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Obedience: The Odyssey to Freedom

Summary: Milton's notion of freedom agrees with the Catholic doctrine of maintaining human dignity and freedom through rational obedience. This essay deals with the free subordination human will to God's will.
The word freedom is often associated with the idea of an unfettered liberty to select from a range of alternatives coupled with a sense that our actions will not affect our natural state. Catholic doctrine teaches that our choice is one of rational deliberation and voluntary subjugation to a higher force. This is natural law. Milton envisions the same teaching.

Unfortunately, human nature only lends itself to the assumption of certain abstract concepts such as `natural law', an assumption Milton develops in Paradise Lost. Throughout Paradise Lost, Milton expands upon the teaching that human actions affect human freedom and that this is a consequence of the assumption of the natural law that the Creator owns the created. Moreover, the created freely subordinates itself to its Creator.

Free subordination implies that a being must be free to choose between right and wrong and that it will...

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