The biblical Dante

Author(s): e biblical Dante By V. Stanley III Benfell Dante Alighieri

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 1442694785
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Dante Alighieri cited the Bible widely in his Commedia, but additionally used his epic poem to meditate at the that means of the Scriptures as a ‘true’ textual content. The Biblical Dante supplies shut readings of passages from the Commedia to discover how Dante’s thought of Biblical fact differs sharply from fashionable notions.V. Stanley Benfell examines Dante’s argument that the reality of the sacred textual content may just most effective be printed when engaged with in a transformative method – and {that a} loss of such encounters in his time had ended in a upward push in greed and corruption, particularly throughout the Church. He additionally illustrates how the poet put forth a imaginative and prescient for the recovery of a simply society the use of Biblical language and imagery, revealing concepts of each earthly and everlasting happiness. The Biblical Dante supplies an insightful research of attitudes in opposition to each the Bible and the way it used to be learn within the Medieval duration.
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