Articles tagged: dante

Inferno: The 7 Steps to Dante's Journey through Upper Hell

literature Theology

SPL Staff • May 13th, 2017

Listers, the Inferno is an invitation to examine your soul. In addition to the basic journey of Dante the Pilgrim, the notes below examine the Inferno as a story of the soul with a particular emphasis on virtue, vice, and the rationale behind each contrapasso. The contrapasso, as explained below,... Read More →

Inferno: The 8 Steps of Dante's Journey through Lower Hell

literature Theology

SPL Staff • May 13th, 2017

Listers, the Inferno is an invitation to examine your soul. In addition to the basic journey of Dante the Pilgrim, the notes below examine the Inferno as a story of the soul with a particular emphasis on virtue, vice, and the rationale behind each contrapasso. The contrapasso, as explained below,... Read More →

The 13 Examples of Pride Carved into the Floor of Purgatory

literature Theology

SPL Staff • January 11th, 2016

"The Proud" by Gustave Dore. Listers, pride is the first sin to be purged in Dante's literary work the Purgatorio. The purgation of pride represents the first ledge of purgatory. There are seven ledges - one for each of the seven deadly vices. Dante orders them according to their proximity to... Read More →

Ante-Purgatory: "The 3 Ways Those Who Repent Late in Life are Punished in Dante's Purgatorio"

literature Theology

SPL Staff • November 16th, 2015

Ante-Purgatory   1. The Excommunicated In Canto III, Dante and Virgil encounter those souls who were excommunicated. The reason, however, these souls are in purgatory and not hell is because they repented at the very end of their life. In Dante's Purgatorio, the repentant excommunicants are... Read More →

Purgatory: 8 Maps of Dante's Purgatorio

literature Theology

SPL Staff • November 7th, 2015

"The Portals of Purgatory" by Gustave Dore. Listers, "The "Divina Commedia" is an allegory of human life, in the form of a vision of the world beyond the grave, written avowedly with the object of converting a corrupt society to righteousness: "to remove those living in this life from the state... Read More →

Forest of Suicides: 6 Comments on Dante's Punishment for the Self-Violent

literature Theology

SPL Staff • October 4th, 2012

Listers, for a study of Dante's Divine Comedy Volume One: The Inferno we turn to the translation and commentary crafted by Mark Musa. Musa's translation is marked by a clear and understandable translation that allows the story to unfold and escape being bogged down in rhetorical flourishing, cf.... Read More →

"Souls Falling Into Hell Like Snowflakes" - 10 Saintly Quotes on Hell

Theology

SPL Staff • March 15th, 2012

**Listers, the following saintly quotes focus on the narrow path of salvation and the fewness of those who will apparently achieve the heavenly reward. **In an era that consistently opines a broad if not universal path to salvation, it is difficult but necessary to remind ourselves of the grim... Read More →
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