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Four Nights in Purgatory

Join Michael Sacasas on Monday evenings as he leads a reading group through Dante's Purgatory, the middle section of his Divine Comedy. This group will meet at 6:30 pm on September 25th, October 2nd, October 16th, and October 23. Dinner will be provided at each meeting.


Seats are limited, please contact Anabel Zimmerman at anabel@christianstudycenter.org to reserve your spot.


We will be using Robert and Jean Hollander's translation as our text. We invite you to purchase your copy on our Bookshop site, which can be found at https://bookshop.org/shop/christianstudycenter.

 

In the early 20th century, T. S. Eliot declared, "“Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them. There is no third.” These days, few venture into Dante's 14th century epic of the soul, the Divine Comedy. Those who do mostly stick to the first part of the poem, the Inferno, which describes Dante's descent through hell. But in this group, we will join Dante for his ascent up the mountain of purgatory. Regardless of your theological convictions, Dante has much to teach us about love and desire, sin and virtue, beauty and holiness. For four nights will convene to share a meal and share this text in conversation.




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