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Dante’s Divine Comedy is considered to be one of the great masterpieces of Western Civilization. This course will look at the life and the medieval world of Dante Alighieri, as well as the philosophical, literary, and theological themes explored in his three-part journey from hell to paradise. In the course of his journey, Dante confronts his disordered passions in the Inferno, learns to order his soul in Purgatorio, and finds true freedom and happiness in Paradiso. We will consider how Dante’s observations about human nature continue to be relevant to readers today.

(Please Note: For those of you who have taken a previous course on Dante’s Inferno, this class may help you to connect it with the remaining two canticles of the Divine Comedy, so don’t hesitate to register.)

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About the lecturer(s)

Thomas Petriano

Thomas Petriano holds a PhD in Theology from Fordham University and serves as the Chair of St. Joseph College’s Department of Religious Studies. He has been responsible for developing and teaching several fascinating courses at the college level, such as World Religions, Religions of Abraham, Islam, and Buddhism. Dr. Petriano is also passionate about global service learning and has traveled with students to Nicaragua to assist the indigenous people there.

Lecture Details



3 lecture(s)
Day & Time

Tuesday, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

May 30, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Jun 20, 2023