Reviewing Dante’s Theology

Volume 2

by Claire E. Honess (Volume editor) Matthew Treherne (Volume editor)
Edited Collection XII, 332 Pages
Open Access
Series: Leeds Studies on Dante, Volume 2


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 2 considers some of the broader social, cultural and intellectual contexts for Dante’s theological engagement. The contributors discuss the relationship between theology and poetry as Dante sees and presents it; Dante’s thought on the nature of the Church; the ways in which liturgical practice helped shape the poet’s work; the links between Dante’s political and theological ideas; the importance of preaching in Dante’s context; the ways in which the notion of virtue connects theological and ethical thought in Dante’s works; and the extent to which Dante’s often surprising, groundbreaking work tests medieval notions of orthodoxy. Each essay offers an overview of its topic and opens up new avenues.


XII, 332
ISBN (eBook)
ISBN (Book)
Open Access
Publication date
2013 (December)
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2013. 332 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