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Dante and Catholic Philosophy in the Thirteenth Century Frédéric Ozanam

Dante and Catholic Philosophy in the Thirteenth Century

Frédéric Ozanam

Published February 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781938277023
Paperback
272 pages
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The work which produced this volume began when the author, only twenty years old at the time, found himself standing in the Camera della Segnatura before Raphaels Disputa del Sacramento. Among the adoring Church-popes, monks, scholars andMoreThe work which produced this volume began when the author, only twenty years old at the time, found himself standing in the Camera della Segnatura before Raphaels Disputa del Sacramento. Among the adoring Church-popes, monks, scholars and pastors-one head stood out from all the rest, crowned not in miter or tiara, but with laurels. Why should the painter bestow such august honor on the poet exile This book is an attempt to answer that question. Unlike many who comment upon the poets work, Ozanam stresses the fidelity of Dante to the Catholic tradition and his filial devotion to the Church. Far from the revolutionary anti-Papal anarchist found in the passages of most commentaries, the portrait which Ozanam, following the Raphaels lead, paints is the visage of a man who has set his mind on higher things and his hands on the lower.