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Truth & Authority: Dante’s Paradiso Canto XXIX

  Beatrice instructs Dante on the Gospel and how it has been preached to the world: They do not count what blood and agony planted it in the world, nor Heaven’s pleasure in those who search it in humility. Paradiso … Continue reading

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Beatrice & the Price of Truth: Dante’s Paradiso Canto XXVIII

When she whose powers imparadise my mind had so denounced and laid bare the whole truth of the present state of miserable mankind…. Dante pays the price for poetic truth.

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Dialogue…

“When you deny the opportunity for people to refer to an objective truth, dialogue is rendered impossible and violence, whether declared or hidden, becomes the rule of law of human relationships. Without openness to the transcendent, which allows us to … Continue reading

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Truth? What is truth…

“That a man should think he’s Napoleon, or that he’s a woman, may be no surprise, for humans may imagine a wide range of implausible things. But that the claim should be credited, without challenge, as a truth, offers yet … Continue reading

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