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The Psalms in Dante’s Spiritual Journey  

Image of Gregory Y. Glazov The Department of Catholic Studies proudly presents, in celebration of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante, The Psalms in Dante's Spiritual Journey. This lecture by Dr. Gregory Y. Glazov, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University, will take place on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 5 p.m. in the Beck Rooms of Walsh Library and will be available via Teams.

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About the event:

Leading readers on an imaginative, faith-based journey from desolation to salvation, Dante relies on and enhances many cultural elements from Christian and pre-Christian history—Biblical figures, Classical philosophy, and aesthetics, to name a few. "The importance of Dante's Divine Comedy in Western culture cannot be overstated," said Ines Murzaku, PhD, Chair of Catholic Studies. "Through his masterful synthesis of this journey of faith, Dante made incredible contributions to the way we view our world and our path to salvation. It is only fitting that we should mark the septicentennial of his death by exploring a crucial element in his spiritual journey: the Psalms."

Prepared in response to a request for a biblical scholar's commemoration of Dante, Dr. Glazov's presentation will report on Dante's illumination of the role that the Psalms play in Dante's spiritual journey, e.g., in escaping hell via the petition for mercy, and in ascending to Paradise by the use of praise and jubilation to express ineffable joy.

The event is co-sponsored by the University Core and the Center for Catholic Studies. For more information about this event, please contact Gloria Aroneo, MBA, at or (973) 275-2808

About the speaker:

Gregory Y. Glazov, DPhil (Oxon.), Professor and Chair of Biblical Studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University, earned MPhil and DPhil degrees in Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman World from Oxford University in 1989 and 1993, respectively, the former on a Rhodes Scholarship. He specializes in Old Testament Studies and in the Jewish writings of the Russian philosopher Vladimir Solovyov. These areas of specialization are illustrated by his dissertation on the structure of biblical prophetic call narratives, The 'Bridling of the Tongue' and the 'Opening of the Mouth' in Biblical Prophecy (Sheffield Academic Press, 2001), and articles on biblical anthropology and medical ethics (Linacre Centre), canonical criticism of prophetic literature (InterVarsity Press), monastic witness in Russia and the West (Eastern Christian Studies), compunction in Scripture and the Church Fathers (Journal of Early Christian Studies), the role of Judaism and Jewish suffering in Pauline Christology (Oxford University Press), as well as by his translation and commentary on Solovyov's writings on Judaism, The Burning Bush: Writings on Jews and Judaism (Notre Dame University Press, 2016).

About Catholic Studies:

Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for students of any creed who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Catholicism's rich intellectual tradition and living heritage. Combining the study of history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, sociology, and other disciplines, Catholic Studies focuses on the Church's dialogue with culture and encounter with the world. Students interested in Catholic Studies have the option to pursue a major, minor, or certificate that complements and enhances the university's other degree programs and fields of study. Over 20 years the academic program and its variegated activities have stayed true to and fulfilled the Catholic mission and vision of the University. For more information, please contact Ines Murzaku, PhD, Director of the Catholic Studies at or Gloria Aroneo at

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For more information, please contact:

  • Gloria Aroneo
  • 973-275-2808