Robert Royal will guide students 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.
In Divine Comedy, Divine Spirituality: Purgatorio, Robert will cover the canticle of Purgatorio. This course does not have any prerequisites, a future course will cover the canticle of Paradiso.