How can Dante signify difference and equality at the same time? This problem is the obvious key to understanding his thoughts about the Holy Trinity. This is particularly relevant if applied to the Father and the Son, but it proves pivotal also for the ‘insertion’ of Human Kind into the inner life of the triune God. As the lecture shall try to argue, a powerful tool used by Dante is the chiastic, or palindrome based, compositional scheme, imagery that reaches its climax at the very end of the poem when man sees his double, Christ.
Free admission, no registration required.
Reception to follow.
The Annual Dante Lecture is sponsored by Caroline and Alberto Di Giovanni.