Dr. Nancy Enright reflects on Imagination and Literature: Dante’s Divine Comedy as Sacred Romance in the third of four retreats for faculty and administrators of all faiths.
The Heart of the University Retreat Series gives faculty and administrators of all faiths the opportunity for input and guided reflection. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.
The third retreat, given by Dr. Nancy Enright on the theme of Imagination and Literature: Dante’s Divine Comedy as Sacred Romance will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite, Student Center.
Dante’s Divine Comedy is an example of sacramental imagination. He saw life as a sacred conveyor of God’s love. In Dante’s schema, Hell is the place where love is distorted and misdirected into falsehood; Purgatory is the place where love is purified and raised to the heights; and Paradise is the ultimate experience of love in God. Depictions by Blake and other artists will be used to further explore an imaginative treatment of Dante’s poetry.
Nancy Enright is an Associate Professor of Writing and Director of First-Year Writing. She serves on the Board of Advisors for Catholic Studies and as a Senator on the Faculty Senate. She has published articles on Dante, Augustine, Julian of Norwich, J. R. R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis.
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