Dante and the Bible: A Sketch

Piero Boitani

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199204540
Published online May 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Dante and the Bible: A Sketch

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Dante's Commedia is the poem which, in the author's own intentions, comes closest to the Bible and, more even than Milton's Paradise Lost, constitutes a re-Scripture. This article offers a sketch of this rewriting, which focuses first on some general structural problems and then on selected passages of the poem.

Keywords: Commedia; Dante; Milton; Paradise Lost

Article.  5980 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religious Studies ; Christianity

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