Articles tagged: gustave-dore

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 →

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


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 →

4 Reasons God Gave Us Scripture by Aquinas


SPL Staff • February 29th, 2012

Listers, St. Thomas Aquinas asks the question Whether there was any need for a Divine Law? in his Summa Theologica I-II.91.4. The article is part of the Angelic Doctor's treatment of law and more specifically the four laws that govern existence: Eternal, Divine, Natural and Human. In essence, the... Read More →
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