PARADISE - DANTE
The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri during the 1300's. The poem allegorically represents the soul's journey toward God Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, Paradise is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante's spiritual philosophy about resurrection, redemption, and the nature of divinity. Translated by Anthony Esolen with a bilingual text and an appendix that reproduces Dante's key sources. Paperback. 492 pages.