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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

What Would it Mean to Believe in Dante?

Professor Alison Cornish (NYU and President of the Dante Society of America)

Professor Cornish's lecture will be based on her new, ground-breaking book, Believing in Dante, which offers a compelling new take on Dante's Divine Comedy with modern sensibilities in mind, bringing Dante's poem to meaningful life today. Addressing the characteristics that distance an author like Dante from the modern world, Professor Cornish will reflect on the value of critically and constructively engaging with texts that do not coincide with current worldviews. 

Date: Monday 23rd May, 5pm

Event Location: Garden Room, St Edmund's College

Refreshments will be served. All welcome!



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