The sacramental poetics of Dante's ''Commedia''.

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My interdisciplinary study uses the medieval sacramental theology of "double signification" to integrate two contemporary conversations in Dante scholarship: the question of how to understand Dante's poetics, and the problems surrounding the presence of medieval liturgy in the Comedy. Using a close-reading methodology, I examine how three key passages from the Comedy---the encounters with Adam in Paradiso XXVI, Ulysses and Guido da Montefeltro in Inferno XXVI and XXVII, and Bonagiunta da Lucca in Purgatorio XXIV---reveal the human person as both a sign of God and (potentially) God by participation in Christ's divine nature. This revelation allows Dante-Poet to present himself as not only imitating God's writing, but as participating in God's writing. The result is a new hermeneutical framework for an integrated reading of all three cantiche.
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  • BN ID: 2940043540126
  • Publisher: ProQuest LLC
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 2 MB

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