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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — Canto 4: Prepurgatory — The Spiritually Lazy

Canto 4: Prepurgatory — The Spiritually Lazy Why should we spend time discussing Antepurgatory? We should spend time discussing Antepurgatory for these reasons: 1) These souls in Antepurgatory are very interesting, and they often have interesting relationships with the sinners whom … Continue reading

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David Bruce:“Dante’s Inferno: The Law of Contrapasso”

“Dante’s Inferno: The Law of Contrapasso” By David Bruce Introduction Dante’s Infernois noted for following the law of contrapassoor divine retribution. God created the Inferno to punish unrepentant, sinful souls, and He made each punishment appropriate for the sin being punished. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Outline of Dante INFERNO

Outline of the Inferno Cantos 1-2: Dark Wood of Error Virgil arrives at the request of three heavenly ladies to be Dante’s guide through the Inferno and up the Mountain of Purgatory. Canto 3: Vestibule of Hell Sinners who never … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s INFERNO Discussion Guide: “Canto 4: Limbo”

“Canto 4: Limbo” Dante the Pilgrim wakes up in Limbo. How does Dante the Poet depict Limbo? Dante falls asleep, and then he wakes up in Limbo. Limbo is the first Circle of Hell. It is not a place of … Continue reading

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Dante PDFs and Links

DANTE Inferno haiku PDF DANTE PURGATORY haiku PDF Dante Paradise Haiku PDF *** Dante Inferno DG PDF Dante Purgatory DG PDF  Dante Paradise DG PDF *** INFERNO, PURGATORY, and PARADISE Here are links to my retellings of Dante’s Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 33: NO BOREDOM

https://pixabay.com/en/infinity-infinite-repeating-loop-1837430/ *** NO BOREDOM *** It is not boring Our experience of God See infinite perfections *** Paradise will not be boring. When saved souls are in Paradise, they will experience God. That experience will never grow boring. Not only … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 33: BABY TALK

https://pixabay.com/en/baby-boy-call-child-communication-164003/ *** BABY TALK *** Experience of God Described by a great poet How well? Baby talk *** NOTE: Dante is one of the world’s greatest poets, but he calls his efforts to describe what he saw in his last … Continue reading

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