Of the great poets, Dante is one of the most elusive and therefore one of the most difficult to adequately render into English verse. In the INFERNO, Dante not only judges sin but strives to understand it so that the reader can as well. With this major new translation, Anthony Esolen has succeeded brilliantly in marrying sense with sound, poetry with meaning, capturing both the poem's line-by-line vigor and its allegorically and philosophically exacting structure, yielding an INFERNO that will be as popular with general readers as with teachers and students. For, as Dante insists, without a trace of sentimentality or intellectual compromise, even Hell is a work of divine art. Esolen also provides a critical Introduction and endnotes, plus appendices containing Dante's most important sources - from Virgil to Saint Thomas Aquinas and other Catholic theologians - that deftly illuminate the religious universe the poet inhabited.
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If, however, we take it by way of pure negation, as we find it in those who have
heard nothing about the faith, it bears the character not of sin but of punishment,
because such ignorance of Divine things is a result of the sin of our first parent.
For this precept, insofar as it is a moral precept, implicitly commands the mind to
rest in God: and sorrow of the mind about the Divine good is contrary to that. (
Second part, part two, q. 35, art. 3) On blasphemy The word blasphemy seems to
And thus it is apparent that the well-being of the world requires that there be a
monarchy or empire. (From I.iv-v) On the divine origin and purpose of the
Monarchy And every thing is in a good (indeed, ideal) state which is in harmony
with the ...
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Review: Inferno (La Divina Commedia #1)Procura do Utilizador - Jenny Clark - Goodreads
A rather winding and twisted narative but rather darkly funny Ler crítica na íntegra
Review: Inferno (La Divina Commedia #1)Procura do Utilizador - Andrew - Goodreads
A must read epic poem of Christian (especially Catholic) theology. Do not read it without notations or you will miss quite a bit. Ler crítica na íntegra