The Divine Comedy of Dante

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, February 20 – May 1 (class will not meet March 27)

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This class is full and registration is closed.
Led by Robert Sprott

For the tourist in everyone, this is the ultimate tour. Dante Alighieri the poet writes himself, Dante the pilgrim, into a journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. The real geography covered in The Divine Comedy, however, is that of the human heart and intellect. The poem is above all a drama of the soul’s choice—and because no soul is isolated, the poem also presents the world of the medieval communio, including the philosophy and theology by which it lived.

Robert Sprott holds an M.A. in anthropology and theology and a Ph.D. in linguistics. A Catholic priest and a Franciscan, he is the associate pastor at St. Victor Church in Calumet City.

Materials List
Required:
Alighieri, Dante. The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso. Everyman’s Library, 1995. ISBN: 0679433139

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Ten sessions, $210