Dante and the Experience of Paradise

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Date(s) - 15th March, 2022
19:30 - 21:00

St Alban's Cathedral


“Beatrice Addressing Dante From the Car” by William Blake, 1824

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Join Mark Vernon, author of Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey, as he explores themes of transformation, paradise and spiritual intelligence in this famous narrative poem.

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is many things: a personal crisis, a critique of corruption, an unsurpassed poem, and a celebration of love. It is also, as Mark Vernon points out, a reflection of human transformation and spiritual intelligence. This talk on Tuesday 15 March, 7.30-9pm, will examine the transformation Dante underwent and discuss how human beings today can undergo a similar transformation. By doing this, the evening will aim to show how the poem can be read as offering a pathway to nothing less than divine perception and, as a result, is just as relevant today as it was 700 years ago.

This talk will be held online via Zoom. If you’d like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

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