Tag Archive: Divine Comedy

May 23

May 23: Dante Alighieri

Dante

This “great Catholic poet” – you might as well call him the only great Catholic poet – rejected or ignored much of the theology of his church.

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Feb 27

February 27: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807) It was on this date, February 27, 1807, that the first American professional poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was born in coastal Portland, Maine. Although his father steered him toward a legal career, Henry was too in love with language to turn down the newly founded chair in modern languages at Bowdoin …

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Dec 10

December 10: Averroës

Averroës

Averroës, in his own beliefs, substituted a vague Pantheism or World-Soul for the impersonal God of Aristotle. He did not believe in personal immortality.

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