Item description for Dante Alighieri: Divine Comedy, Divine Spirituality (The Crossroad Spiritual Legacy Series) by Robert Royal, Robert Royals & Christine Chapman...
Overview The latest volume in the famed Spiritual Legacy series, which introduces new readers to the great lights of church history. A canto-by-canto description, which comments on the theological, spiritual, and literary elements and how Dante's Divine Comedy is a map for the sinner's return to God.
Publishers Description In this popular presentation, Royal guides us through" The Divine Comedy," a literary classic that is enjoying a renaissance as a spiritual masterpiece. In the course of exploring the human pilgrimage on Earth, Dante charts a vivid path through the canticles of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven in his legendary poem. Robert Royal presents a careful but reader-friendly approach to the poetry of the texts themselves and a biographical sketch of Dante, the man, the writer, and the spiritual lover extraordinaire.
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1999
Publisher Crossroad Classic
Series Spiritual Legacy
ISBN 0824516044 ISBN13 9780824516048
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Royal, Robert Royals & Christine Chapman
Robert Royal is the author of TheCatholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century and Dante Alighieri. He is editor in chief of The Catholic Thing, an online publication he founded with Michael Novak; the president of the Faith and Reason Institute, based in Washington, DC; the graduate dean of Catholic Distance University; and a member of the board of directors of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. He has taught at Brown University, Rhode Island College, and the Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, DC."
Robert Royal was born in 1949.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Dante Alighieri: Divine Comedy, Divine Spirituality (The Crossroad Spiritual Legacy Series)?
Great introduction to Dante Apr 19, 2001
Robert Royal has managed to write a book which makes Dante's Divine Comedy not only more understandable for the average reader, but which makes you want to actually read Dante's classic. One of the chief reasons why this is such a good book is that Royal takes Dante's spiritual leanings seriously, unlike some commentators who see Dante as doing mostly political commentary. I recently used Royal's book as I embarked on teaching The Inferno to a high school student I was tutoring. It was an invaluable resource and made things clearer than the notes found in either edition of The Inferno we were using. I am now looking forward to finishing The Divine Comedy myself for the first time, inspired by Robert Royal. Thank you to the author for making this classic accessible for someone who doesn't read Italian, but who does share Dante's Catholic faith.