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.
Notes on Contributors
Zygmunt G. Barański is Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame and Emeritus Serena Professor of Italian at the University of Cambridge. Patrick M. Gardner is Tutor at Thomas Aquinas College, California. Simon A. Gilson is Professor of Italian and Head of the Subfaculty of Modern Languages at the University of Warwick. Claire E. Honess is Professor of Italian Studies, Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and Co-Director of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies at the University of Leeds. Elena Lombardi is Paget Toynbee Lecturer in Italian Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford, where she is a Fellow of Balliol College. Vittorio Montemaggi is Assistant Professor of Religion and Literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Concurrent Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Tamara Pollack teaches at DePauw University, Indiana. Matthew Treherne is Senior Lecturer in Italian and Co-Director of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies at the University of Leeds.
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