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Eucharist to the Time of Dante

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... to lead a purer ethical life in the world in accord with the gospels without renouncing marriage” (74). perhaps the very sect J. Pohle was envisioning when declaring that the sacrament’s elevation during this time was “for the express...

Bread of Angels: Dante’s Paradise

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... iterations regarding how faith alone will permit a reader to grasp the wonders to come. As a result, I quite agree with Daniel J. Ransom, who insists that in Paradise, the “pan de li angeli” is of “theological substance”—a substance that Dante...

Betwixt and Between: Dante’s Purgatory

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... this necessity—such as when he describes those souls who, “realizing that I was still alive, in their amazement turned a deathly pale,” and who stared at him “[j]ust as a crowd, greedy for news, surrounds the messenger who bears the olive branch … ”...

Flesh Corruptible: Dante’s Inferno

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... and he took it, giving thanks to God. P.J. Fitzpatrick, who also cites this story, says it can be found in the Vitae Patrum, which includes anecdotes going back to the sixth century (223). (Rychlak) There is additionally...

Conclusion

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... posted on the Facebook site of the “Catholic Church,” for instance, was the following, fairly sedate quote from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: “The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white Host.” While “Liked” by 2700...

The Immutable Feast of Dante’s Comedy: Introduction

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... had, of course, been the traditional method employed by many renowned medieval scholars and also by Church Fathers interpreting the Scriptures; and, as James J. Collins argues in Dante: Layman, Prophet, Mystic, Dante not only accepted...