Poetry in Paradise: Reading Dante’s “The Divine Comedy” at a Benedictine Monastery


Spend a week reading and discussing “The Divine Comedy,” the masterpiece of one of history’s greatest poets, Dante Alighieri. Local in its allusions, medieval in its presuppositions and timeless in its insight, this inexhaustibly rich text explores the human condition on a path to redemption that leads from the murky depths of Hell to the shimmering vision of the Holy Trinity. As expert instructors lead you through the most important cantos of Dante’s great classic work, learn about the Florence of Dante’s day and delve into Alighieri’s treatment of limbo , the seven deadly sins and the notions of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. Outside of the classroom, venture into and around Jerome to experience its unique history, culture and natural beauty.
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