Overview:Dante's Sacred Poem: Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to The Divine Comedy - Arguing that the consecrated body in the Eucharist is one of the central metaphors structuring The Divine Comedy, this book is the first comprehensive exploration of the theme of transubstantiation across Dante's epic poem. Drawing attention first to the historical and theological tensions inherent in ideas of transubstantiation that rippled through Western culture up to the early fourteenth century, Sheila Nayar engages in a Eucharistic reading of both the "flesh" allusions and "metamorphosis" motifs that thread through the entirety of Dante's poem.From the cannibalistic resonances of the Ugolino episode in the Inferno to the Corpus Christi-like procession seminal to Purgatory, Nayar demonstrates how these sacrifice- and Host-related metaphors, allusions, and tropes lead directly and intentionally to the Comedy's final vision, that of the Eucharist itself. Arguing that the final revelation in Paradise is analogically "the Bread of Life," Nayar brings to the fore Christ's centrality (as sacrament) to The Divine Comedy-a reading that is certain to alter current-day thinking about Dante's poem.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726407-9781474275767. It was written by the following authors: Sheila J. Nayar. Book Dante's Sacred Poem: Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to The Divine Comedy, which can be read online, published by the company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Criticism, Poetry, Drama. The book was published on 2016-02-25 00:00:00. It has 256 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 363 g. File for download Dante's Sacred Poem: Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to The Divine Comedy has PDF format and is called dantes-sacred-poem-flesh-and-the-centrality-of-the-eucharist-to-the-divine-comedy.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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