Christendom: The Medieval Mind begins by guiding students through the basics of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, introducing students to the medieval mindset which greatly influenced later theologians and philosophers. With this foundation, students embark on a journey through Dante’s conception of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in The Divine Comedy, exploring medieval concepts of guilt, atonement, beauty, and the cosmos. Meet many classical characters from the Greeks to Dante’s present day as Dante uses his allegory to explore human nature, as well as the politics of his day.
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