Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, March 12th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “‘The Sparkling of the Holy Ghost’: The Metaphysics of Nature and Grace in Dante’s Paradiso” by Mary Taylor from the Fall-Winter 2019 (Volume 46.3-4) issue of Communio entitled Nature in Theology.
The PDF can be downloaded here.
The following is taken from the Introduction to the issue:
In “‘The Sparkling of the Holy Ghost’: The Metaphysics of Nature and Grace in Dante’s Paradiso,” Mary Taylor reflects on how Dante portrays finite beauty at its most glorious precisely where it is most fully saturated by the presence of divine love. “Dante,” Taylor observes, “was able to hold in dynamic equilibrium the realm of grace that called forth the corresponding natural image and the translucent beauty and actuality of the natural objects that raised his heart to God.” The bond between nature and grace is personalized in Paradiso through the many figures the pilgrim encounters in the poem, above all in Beatrice, whose smile concretely encapsulates the generosity that belongs to created being as the likeness of God’s tripersonal goodness.
We will be holding a hydrid meeting online over zoom and in-person at Newman House, 329 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, which is the building next door to the Newman Centre Guelph.
Under current COVID protocals, space at Newman House is restricted to a meeting of a maximum of ten people with physical distancing. If you would like to attend in-person, please e-mail me to reserve your seat.
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