DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY: A User's Guide to Salvation (2018-2019)

Denver, Colorado
Thursday, September 13, 2018
DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY: A User's Guide to Salvation (2018-2019)
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Thursday, May 23, 2019

Denver Catholic Catechetical School
1300 S. Steele Street
Denver, Colorado 80210
United States

Welcome to the the Denver Catholic Biblical and Catechetical Schools (part of the St. John Vianney Lay Division)!!

This class will read the Divine Comedy as Dante intended, as a work of practical literature for Christians striving to be more Christ-like: literally a guide to salvation. We will follow Dante's footsteps and see how pride and selfishness create chaos on Earth and lead to Hell (Inferno), how the human soul purifies itself by learning to desire and to love rightly (Purgatorio), and how our journey ultimately leads us back to our origin in the shared vision of our Creator (Paradiso). Lectures will focus on Dante's portrayal of human desires and the consequences for good and ill of our daily choices.

Above all, we will be examining a Catholic poet and his Catholic poem. The beauty of Dante's poetry, the uncanny realism of his psychology, his awesome descriptive powers are always in the service of his ultimate purpose: demonstrating Truth a
s revealed in the lived experiences of the souls he encounters in Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. The Divine Comedy is a call to conversion that demands a response from its audience -- this response will be the focus of our discussions. Let us use Dante as a lens to examine our daily choices and lifelong aspirations.

This class will meet on Thursday nights, 6:30pm - 8:00pm at:
Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
900 W Midway Blvd.
Broomfield CO 80020
FREE Information Sessions: August 2, August 30 - 6:30pm

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