Dante’s Divine Comedy and Spiritual Sight

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Date(s) - 18th June, 2020
19:30 - 21:00


Organised by the St Alban’s Cathedral. Full details online here.

2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the completion of the great Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Mark Vernon invites you to experience the odyssey, too, by accompanying him at this talk with a text that is truly transformative.

Dante begins his journey waking up in a dark wood. The air tastes bitter. He becomes fearful. Truth is out of reach. But his crisis is a turning point. Many today, too, are waking up to something that’s gone wrong. We’re in a spiritual crisis. We must see the world afresh and understand. Dante can help us discover how, because he sees that what we need is not just to extend what we know about God, nature and ourselves, but greatly to expand our vision of reality.

The talk will presume no knowledge of the ‘Divine Comedy’. It will include pictures from the artists who have so brilliantly illustrated it.

Full details online here.