The Resource Reading Dante's Commedia as theology : divinity realized in human encounter, Vittorio Montemaggi

Reading Dante's Commedia as theology : divinity realized in human encounter, Vittorio Montemaggi

Label
Reading Dante's Commedia as theology : divinity realized in human encounter
Title
Reading Dante's Commedia as theology
Title remainder
divinity realized in human encounter
Statement of responsibility
Vittorio Montemaggi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dante's Commedia compels readers to confront the mystery of their existence, to seek understanding of their relationship to the living conscious reality from which all possible experience arises. By pursuing these lines of inquiry, says Vittorio Montemaggi, readers can reach an ultimate reality that Dante calls love. Montemaggi offers a detailed theological reading of the Commedia, examining the theme of human interaction, both as it is represented in the poem-the narrator Dante's interaction with other characters-and by the relationship between author and reader. In doing so, he locates a Dante we may not be used to imagining, a man aware both of the spiritual power of his work, and of his profound, essential vulnerability and moral failing. Montemaggi shows that, for this Dante, truth emerges only through human limitation and failure, and not in spite of it. Applying this interpretive framework to a reflection on the methodology of scholarship itself, Montemaggi offers a vision of what the academy could be-not individual scholars in competition with others, but a community that seeks to foster the understanding that can arise through interaction, vulnerability, and love. His vision constitutes a benign challenge to some of the ethos and practices of the modern academy, while simultaneously reflecting on the dynamics of one of the most inspiring and influential texts ever written about the relationship between humanity and divinity."-- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montemaggi, Vittorio
Dewey number
851/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ 4390 .M76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Religion and literature
  • Religion and literature
Label
Reading Dante's Commedia as theology : divinity realized in human encounter, Vittorio Montemaggi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780190495466
Lccn
2015044425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026188868
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932618633
  • (OCoLC)ocn932618633
Label
Reading Dante's Commedia as theology : divinity realized in human encounter, Vittorio Montemaggi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780190495466
Lccn
2015044425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026188868
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932618633
  • (OCoLC)ocn932618633

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