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Author Took, J. F.

Title Conversations with Kenelm : essays on the theology of the Commedia / John Took.

Imprint London : University College London Arts & Humanities Publications / Ubiquity Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 201 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file
Note Resource simultaneously available in PDF, EPUB format, and Kindle format.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Between philology and friendship : Dante and Aquinas revisited -- The twin peaks of Dante's theology in the Paradiso -- Dante and the modalities of grace -- Events and their inner life : an essay in actual eschatology -- Two Dantes or one? : an essay in transparency and theatricality -- Complementarity and coalescence : Dante and the sociology of authentic being -- Dante and the Protestant principle -- The courage of the Commedia.
Note PDF version (viewed March 28, 2017).
Summary In a celebratory moment of the Paradiso, Dante has Thomas go round the circle of sage spirits identifying each in turn in point of proper calling and confirming how it is that self is everywhere present to the other-than-self as a co-efficient of being in the endless and endlessly varied instantiation of that being. The image, at once perfectly Dantean and perfectly resplendent, underlies and informs these conversations of mine with Kenelm; for if in reading and rereading the cherished text, I have from time to time felt the need to enter a qualification, it is a matter here, as in the high consistory of paradise, of otherness as both contained and as authorized by sameness, as conditioned and set free by it for a life of its own. Never, in other words, is it a question in what follows of the stark alternativism of the sed contra, but instead a matter of formed friendship, of the kind of friendship which, conceived in love, makes for a sweet choreography of the spirit. (DOI: 10.5334/baa).
Subject Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Religion.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Divina commedia (Dante Alighieri)
Theology in literature.
Théologie dans la littérature.
Literature and literary studies.
Theology in literature
Added Author University College, London. Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Other Form: Print version: Took, J.F. Conversations with Kenelm : essays on the theology of the commedia. London : Ubiquity Press, ©2013 9781909188006
ISBN 9781909188082 (electronic bk.)
1909188085 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. GBVCP 827333528
GBVCP 869962264
UKMGB 019417522
AU@ 000063679835

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