Dante’s Paradiso: an allegory telling of Dante’s journey through Heaven guided by Beatrice and St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Join us to read Dante’s Paradiso: an allegory telling of Dante’s journey through Heaven guided by Beatrice and St. Bernard of Clairvaux.

This four-week course on Paradiso (Paradise) in translation continues our reading of Dante’s Divine ComedyParadiso is the fascinating conclusion to Dante’s journey through the afterlife.  Dante’s powerful imagination is on full display in Paradiso, and generously rewards our attention with joy and insight into the possibilities for human transcendence. Beyond its poetic brilliance, we will see how Paradiso’s image of the cosmos has also inspired ground-breaking innovations in modern mathematics and physics.

Readers of Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio will want to enjoy the beautiful and inspiring ending of the Divine Comedy, which stands as the greatest work of Italian and world literature.

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Starting on Thursday February 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM
$100 for ICCC Members – $125 Non-members
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Course will be in person at the ICCC.

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The course meets in person each Thursday from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
on February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022.

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About the lecturer:

 

Dominic Aquila is a tenured professor of history and director of assessment and institutional effectiveness at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He served as dean of Arts and Sciences and then provost of St. Thomas from 2007 to 2017. Before his appointments at the University of St. Thomas, Professor Aquila held faculty and administrative appointments at Ave Maria University, Schoolcraft College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Professor Aquila took his bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU.

He began his doctoral work under Christopher Lasch at the University of Rochester, completing it at the University of South Africa. Professor Aquila earned a second doctorate from Texas Tech University in Higher Education Administration. His research interests include interdisciplinarity, liberal education, Dante, Marshall McLuhan, Father Walter Ong, and musical semiotics. His article, “Purgatorio: A Liturgy of Forgiveness and Restoration” recently appeared in the book, Dante and the Other: A Phenomenology of Love. Later this year, Ave Maria Press is bringing out Professor Aquila’s book, The Church and the Age of Enlightenment (1648-1815): Faith, Science, and the Challenge of Secularism. Professor Aquila is a past ICCC Board Member. He lives in Houston with his wife, Diane Aquila. Together they have 11 children and 6 grandchildren.


 

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