Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Terms we could use today …

… Reading Dante on His Terms | The Russell Kirk Center. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Frisardi argues that Dante, and other medieval thinkers like Ibn Arabi, were both mystical and intellectual. “[Dante] is both ardently devout and intellectually rigorous… In Dante, ardent love coexists with intellectual acumen.” Frisardi emphasizes that “[t]here is no essential conflict between [Dante’s pre-Enlightenment intellectualism] and Dante’s orthodox, devout Catholicism… His orthodoxy is indispensable to his poetic gnosis.”

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