Heaven in all its glory; Dante’s final exams: Peter, James and John test the poet on the theological virtues, faith, hope and charity.
The twenty-eighth meeting of the LDA continues the series with a day of lectures on the next four cantos of Dante’s Paradiso, again bringing leading Dante Scholars to St Andrews.
Dante’s journey continues with a pause in the heaven of fixed stars where he has a vision of the triumph of Christ and coronation of Mary. The three greatest apostles then examine Dante in the style of a medieval university exam on faith, hope and charity, testing not just his knowledge but the extent to which he possesses these virtues. Will he pass? Come along and find out.
Professor Simon Gilson (University of Oxford), Professor Zygmunt Baranski (University of Notre Dame), Professor Lino Pertile (Harvard University), Professor Alison Cornish (New York University) will read and comment on Cantos 23 to 26 of Paradiso.
As always, the Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana is open to all and entry is free.
Those unable to attend for the full day are very welcome to attend whichever lectures they can and the programme is organized to accommodate that.
The full programme and times are on the website – https://lecturadantisandreapolitana.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/meeting-28/