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Dante Alighieri



Dante Alighieri (c. 1265–1321) was an Italian poet, writer, and philosopher. In the Divine Comedy, considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages, Dante created a syncretic blend of Christian traditions with the model of pagan epic heroes who journeyed into the underworld to begin a cycle of symbolic death and spiritual rebirth.

Dante Alighieri
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The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures

Robert Bly's ground-breaking anthology of spiritual poems, the result of over a decade of personal research, celebrates the ongoing role of the divine in literature.

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Dante’s Hell, with Those Who Can Relate

Ron Jenkins, a professor at Wesleyan University, created a program in which inmates study and perform parts of Dante’s “Inferno.”

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The Portable Dante

As a philosopher, he wedded classical methods of inquiry to a Christian faith. As an autobiographer, he looked unsparingly at his own failures to depict universal struggles.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageDo not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

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Dante and the Divine Comedy: He Took Us on a Tour of Hell

Dante’s vision of the Afterlife in The Divine Comedy influenced the Renaissance, the Reformation and helped give us the modern world.

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How the World’s Greatest Catholic Poet Healed This Ex-Catholic’s Heart

Writer Rod Dreher, a senior editor and blogger at The American Conservative, is author of the new memoir “How Dante Can Save Your Life.”

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Why Should You Read Dante’s “Divine Comedy”? - Sheila Marie Orfano

Explore Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, “Divine Comedy,” a 3-part narrative that follows Dante’s journey for salvation through Hell. Lesson by Sheila Marie Orfano, directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.

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Inferno

Award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang's translation is true to the original: lyrical, politically astute, occasionally self-mocking, and deeply moving. With haunting illustrations by Henrik Drescher, this is the most readable Inferno available in English, a truly remarkable achievement.

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Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy

Within the Christian tradition, perhaps no written work has had more influence on the belief that human beings possess an immortal soul than Dante’s monumental poem.

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