International Institute for Culture


March 8, 2018    7:00 PM       
No Spot Untouched by Christ: Inferno and Divine Love 
The next presentation in an on-going monthly series on the Great Books and the Catholic Liberal Arts. 
“No Spot Untouched by Christ” explores the spiritual implications of the inscription over the gate to Hell in the first part of Dante’s great poem. La Divina Commedia presents a personal and poetic, religious and political, literal and allegorical, vision of the afterlife. Divided into one hundred poems or songs (canti), this work is also a reflection on the spiritual journey of the soul towards God. Reading Dante, we become his fellow pilgrims as he travels from the lowest depths of the underworld to the very face of God, the “Love who moves the sun and the other stars.” 
The speaker: Stephen C. Córdova is the Latin instructor at Martin Saints Classical High School. A veteran of teaching in the Liberal Arts, he brings a lively and passionate approach to ancient and mediaeval texts. 
Light refreshments will be served after the talk.  
Dates and texts for future talks  
12th April Dante’s Divine Comedy: Purgatorio  
17th May Dante’s Divine Comedy: Paradiso  

Individual: $10/each

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