Dante's Commedia: Theology as Poetry (The William and by Vittorio Montemaggi,Matthew Treherne

By Vittorio Montemaggi,Matthew Treherne

In Dante's Commedia: Theology as Poetry, a global workforce of theologians and Dante students supply a uniquely wealthy set of views curious about the connection among theology and poetry within the Commedia. studying Dante's therapy of questions of language, personhood, and the physique; his engagement with the theological culture he inherited; and the consequences of his paintings for modern theology, the members argue for the shut intersection of theology and poetry within the textual content in addition to the significance of theology for Dante experiences. via dialogue of concerns starting from Dante's use of images of the Church to the importance of the smile for his poetic undertaking, the essayists provide convincing facts that his theology isn't what underlies his narrative poem, nor what's contained inside of it: it really is as an alternative absolutely built-in with its poetic and narrative texture.

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