Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person

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Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Vittorio Montemaggi
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , July
     248 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Donatella Stocchi-Perucchi forthcoming.


Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person is a pilgrimage to rediscover the spiritual and humanizing benefit of the Commedia. Treating each cantica of the poem, this volume offers profound meditations on the intertwined themes of memory, prayer, sainthood, the irony of sin, theological and literary aesthetics, and desire, all while consistently reflecting upon the key themes of mercy and beauty in the revelation of the human person within the drama of divine love.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Leonard J. DeLorenzo is associate professional specialist in the McGrath Institute for Church Life, with a concurrent appointment in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Vittorio Montemaggi is associate professor of religion and literature and concurrent associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame.


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