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Posts tagged “Dante”

Paradiso, The Final Cantos

The pilgrim ends his journey by finding unity with the Love that moves the Sun and all the other Stars

Posted September 17th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXVIII

What the angelic ranks teach us about cosmic order and the Great Chain of Being

Posted September 13th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXX

His vision restored by baptism in the River Of Light, Dante sees the Mystical Rose.

Posted September 5th, 2014

Here We Stand

Why Christians cannot change direction on same-sex marriage.

Posted September 3rd, 2014

Dante for Millennials

Practical advice for 19- and 20-year-olds from The Divine Comedy.

Posted September 1st, 2014

The Tao of Dante

Approaching the pilgrim poet’s path to Paradise from the Chinese East

Posted August 30th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXIX

Dante arrives at heaven’s gate, where time and desire are no more.

Posted August 28th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXVII

This canto turns from exaltation to some of the sternest and most lacerating language in the entire poem.

Posted August 27th, 2014

What Do Near-Death Experiences Tell Us?

Reader Tim G. passes along this fascinating 2012 essay by neuroscientist Mario …

Posted August 21st, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXV

Dante begins this canto in an extraordinary way. Look at this: Should …

Posted August 20th, 2014

A Backgrounder For Dante’s Paradiso

A reader sends this lengthy but very, very helpful essay by Peter …

Posted August 16th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXIV

A further observation on Canto XXIII, which we discussed earlier this week: …

Posted August 15th, 2014

Paradiso, Canto XXII

Finally! I packed my Dante books in a bag before the move, …

Posted August 11th, 2014

Mono Is Back, Woo Hoo

The stress of the move and having spent a number of very …

Posted August 8th, 2014

Art, Mystery, Magic, Liberalism

Jed Perl, The New Republic‘s art critic, has a dense but rewarding …

Posted August 5th, 2014

View From Your Table In Paradiso

Sentimental me, I’m posting this through tears: Here’s something i would never …

Posted July 22nd, 2014

The Lies, The Endless Lies

Minnesota Public Radio’s Madeleine Baran is doing an incredible job of reporting …

Posted July 21st, 2014