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By V. Stanley, III Benfell

Dante Alighieri mentioned the Bible generally in his Commedia, but in addition used his epic poem to meditate at the that means of the Scriptures as a 'true' textual content. The Biblical Dante offers shut readings of passages from the Commedia to discover how Dante's thought of Biblical fact differs sharply from sleek notions.

V. Stanley Benfell examines Dante's argument that the reality of the sacred textual content may well in basic terms be published whilst engaged with in a transformative demeanour - and loss of such encounters in his time had resulted in an increase in greed and corruption, significantly in the Church. He additionally illustrates how the poet placed forth a imaginative and prescient for the recovery of a simply society utilizing Biblical language and imagery, revealing principles of either earthly and everlasting happiness. The Biblical Dante presents an insightful research of attitudes in the direction of either the Bible and the way it was once learn within the Medieval period.

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