Theologus Dantes

Theological Themes in the Works and Early Commentaries

edited by

Luca Lombardo    Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italia    

Diego Parisi    Istituto storico italiano per il Medioevo, Roma, Italia    

Anna Pegoretti    Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italia    



The contributions collected in these Acts offer a varied and articulate representation of the relations between Dante Alighieri’s work and late-medieval theological culture, observed in some of its fundamental aspects and with particular attention to the ancient exegesis of the Commedia. The topics covered cover a broad spectrum of issues: the presence of heresy in the poem; the presumed heterodoxy of Dante himself; the references to the Cross and the Passion, examined in the light of the theological doctrines and devotional practices of the time; the influence exerted by the so-called ‘affective mysticism’ on Dante's poetological reflection; the problem of the creation and resurrection of bodies; the connection between theology and the Empyrean sky proposed in the Convivio; the arduous theme of the prophetic vision, investigated starting from the Epistle to Cangrande. The last two contributions are dedicated to as yet little-known episodes in the reception of Dante’s poem: the Anonymous Theologian’s comments on Paradise and Dante’s presence in the 15th-century sermons of Gabriele Barletta and Paolo Attavanti.

Dec. 17, 2018
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16x23 cm
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Testi introduttivi
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Vecchie polemiche e nuove prospettive di ricerca
Luca Bianchi   
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Mito e storia di fra Dolcino nella Commedia (Inf. XXVIII, 55-60)
Luca Lombardo   
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La mistica affettiva in Dante
Mira Mocan   
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Paola Nasti   
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Enrico Fenzi   
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Spunti per una riflessione sulla poesia di Dante a partire dall’Epistola a Cangrande
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Nicolò Maldina   
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