Posts Tagged ‘dante’

Pull Question: Dante’s Purgatory

Can the Terrestrial Paradise become Limbo for someone like Virgil? In canto 28 of Purgatory, Virgil is inside of the Terrestrial Paradise along with Dante and Statius.  This seems like an odd thing to happen, since Virgil normally dwells in Limbo, which is in hell.  Limbo is a place in hell that is...
January 31st, 2013 | Pull Questions | Read More

Pull Question: Dante’s Inferno

Why does Dante’s journey end with an immobilized sin (i.e., Satan held in place, powerless)? Dante’s journey through hell begins with three animals attacking him at the base of the hill of Calvary. The leopard, lion, and she-wolf represent sin collectively (corresponding to different specific sins...
December 12th, 2012 | Pull Questions | Read More

Non-Christian Art: Three Christian stances and why to care

Sometimes, Christians make bad art. Perhaps its because they don’t have talent or training, perhaps its because they get confused about what good art means. That doesn’t perplex me. There are lots of reasons to fail in art, and enough Christians succeed to show that faith isn’t a disqualifier....
July 9th, 2012 | Art & Literature, Culture, Featured, Media | Read More

One Book for College: Joining the Recommendations

Over at Mere Orthodoxy, Matt Anderson took it upon himself and his bloggers to each recommend a book to read during college. While I do not write for Mere-O, I am an avid reader and Matt is a friend of mine, so I thought I would throw my own hat into the ring. Hopefully he won’t mind this particular...
September 22nd, 2011 | Blogging, Book Reviews, Education, Featured | Read More