Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 22: OUR PALTRY EARTH

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OUR PALTRY EARTH

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Dante looks at Earth

In the eighth sphere

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NOTE: At the end of Canto 22, Dante moves on the Gemini constellation in the sphere of the fixed stars — the eighth sphere in Dante’s Ptolemaic view of the universe (the first seven spheres are the seven planets, counting the Sun, that Dante’s times knew about), and he looks back at the Earth, which seems paltry when viewed from the heavens. The Earth is our abode for now, but it is not the center of value of the universe. The center of value of the universe is actually beyond the universe, in the realm in which God dwells.

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