Dante's Divine Comedy Then and Now

GENINT 741.420

Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss Dante's poem, The Divine Comedy, and how it can be applied today from a philosophical and theological perspective.

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Dante's poem, The Divine Comedy, is one of the most important works of medieval literature. As an imaginary journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, the work explores ideas of spirituality in medieval Christian belief. In this course, we read and discuss how the poem can be applied today from a philosophical and theological perspective. The Italian translations will be provided as well as any text that applies to our contemporary approach. As the great Florentine put it, in the end of it all we shall realize l’amore che move il sole e l’altre stelle (the love that moves the sun and the other stars).

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