5:45 – 7:45 pm
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.
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.
Ten sessions, $210