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The Metaphysics of Dante"s Comedy (Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion)

by Christian Moevs

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Published by An American Academy of Religion Book .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
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Open LibraryOL7391196M
ISBN 100195174615
ISBN 109780195174618

  The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened "Divina" by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between and his death in .   Jorge Luis Borges said The Divine Comedy is “the best book literature has ever achieved”, while TS Eliot summed up its influence thus: “Dante .

The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy. By. he comes in the final part of his book to consider the rhetorical aspect of the question, the power of the image as revelatory in respect of the substance of Dante's discourse thus understood. In circumstances of radical self-transcendence, the image and the image alone, he maintains, furnishes a. About The Divine Comedy. The first part of Dante’s epic poem The Divine Comedy, revealing the eternal punishment reserved for such sins as greed, self-deception, political double-dealing and treachery Describing Dante’s descent into Hell midway through his life with Virgil as a guide, Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for.

The Divine Comedy by Dante Aligheri was translated into Latin, French, Spanish and other European languages well before it was first translated into English. In fact the first English translation was only completed in , almost years after Dante wrote his Italian original. The lack of English translations before this is due in part to Dante's Catholic views being distasteful, or at.   • Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Journey Without End by Ian Thomson is published by Head of Zeus (£). To order a copy for £ go to or call .


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--Warren Ginsburg, University of Oregon "Christian Moevs has written the first truly comprehensive account of Dante's metaphysics. All the theories about creation, separate substances, relation between the intellect and the world of /5(5). In this book Moevs offers the first sustained treatment of the metaphysical picture that grounds and motivates the Comedy, and the relation between those metaphysics and Dante's poetics.

Moevs arrives at the radical conclusion that Dante believed that all of what we perceive as reality, the spatio-temporal world, is in fact a creation or Author: Christian Moevs.

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Magnifying the mystical and metaphysical side of Dante, Moevs tries to resolve the central problem in the interpretation of the Comedy. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia [diˈviːna komˈmɛːdja]) is a long Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c.

and completed ina year before his death in It is widely considered to be the pre-eminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the.

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He carries. Dante's metaphysics--his understanding of reality--is very different from our own. To present Dante's ideas about the cosmos, or God, or salvation, or history, or poetry within the context of post-Enlightenment presuppositions, as is usually done, is thus to.

This book offers a sustained treatment of the metaphysical picture that grounds and motivates the Comedy, and of the relation between those metaphysics and Dante's poetics. The book carries this out through an examination of three notoriously complex cantos of the Paradiso, read against the background of the Neoplatonic and Aristotelian Author: Christian Moevs.

The authoritative translations of The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso—together in one volume.

Belonging in the immortal company of the great works of literature, Dante Alighieri’s poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm Reviews: K.

Moevs rightly stresses that Dante's COMEDY is primarily evocative poetry rather than philosophical theorizing. But the line between poetic myth and metaphor and metaphysical analogy is not so easy to draw.

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He arrives at the conclusion that. Overview. The Metaphysics is considered to be one of the greatest philosophical works. Its influence on the Greeks, the Muslim philosophers, the scholastic philosophers and even writers such as Dante, was consists essentially of a criticism of Plato's theory of Forms which Aristotle had studied as Plato's pupil at the Academy in Athens, with a worldview rooted in an analysis of.

Free Online Library: The Metaphysics of Dante's "Comedy.".(Book review) by "Renaissance Quarterly"; Humanities, general Literature, writing, book reviews Books Book reviews Printer Frien, articles and books.The Divine Comedy is a poem of Dante Alighieri representing, allegorically, the journey of a soul towards God, in the framework of Dante’s metaphysics of the divine light.

However, besides metaphysics, we can find in the poem several passages concerning the natural phenomena.The Book Annex (GB) Bookseller Inventory # PBFH Title The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy (AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series) Author Christian Moevs Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Near fine Jacket condition n/a Quantity available 1 Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Author: Christian Moevs.