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Dante the Man, Part V – The Virtue of the Classical World: Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 29


In the continuing discussion regarding Dante, Dr. Fleming and Stephen discuss Dante’s choice of Virgil as his guide through both Inferno and Purgatorio and what the virtues of the noblest of the pagans were. We are also reminded that some of Dante’s placements – be it suicides in Purgatory or the character of Cato presiding over Mt. Purgatory itself – are not strictly speaking theologically orthodox, but do benefit from greater context and reading. Original Air Date: May 20, 2019 Show Run Time: 40 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner This Podcast is available for Silver...


Dante the Man, Part IV: Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 28


In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming continues his discussion of Dante’s identity as a Florentine and what it meant to identify with a particular locality. He then discusses various episodes of Dante’s 20 year exile from the city of his birth and his eventual death in Ravenna. Though deeply embittered, Dante still managed to draw fruit from his wanderings and better, to find a way to accuse himself of failing to live up to his duties as a Christian. Original Air Date: April 27, 2019 Show Run Time: 35 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show...