Reviewing Dante’s Theology

Volume 1

by Claire E. Honess (Volume editor) Matthew Treherne (Volume editor)
Edited Collection XII, 319 Pages
Series: Leeds Studies on Dante, Volume 1


The two volumes of Reviewing Dante’s Theology bring together work by a range of internationally prominent Dante scholars to assess current research on Dante’s theology and to suggest future directions for research.
Volume 1 considers some of the key theological influences on Dante. The contributors discuss what ‘doctrine’ might have meant for Dante and consider the poet’s engagement with key theological figures and currents in his time including: Christian Aristotelian and scholastic thought, including that of Thomas Aquinas; Augustine; Plato and Platonic thought; Gregory the Great; and notions of beatific vision. Each essay offers an overview of its topic and opens up new avenues for future study. Together they capture the energy of current research in the field, test the limits of our current knowledge and set the future study of Dante’s theology on firm ground.


XII, 319
ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2013 (November)
scholastic thought beatific vision doctrine
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2013. 322 pp.

Biographical notes

Claire E. Honess (Volume editor) Matthew Treherne (Volume editor)

Claire E. Honess is Professor of Italian Studies and Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds, where she also co-directs the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies. Matthew Treherne is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Leeds and co-director of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies. He is principal investigator for the research project ‘Dante and Late Medieval Florence: Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society’.


Title: Reviewing Dante’s Theology