Purgatorio, Cano 11
Adam Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Torrey Honors College at Biola University. Dr. Johnson is a theologian, and his work examines the Christian doctrine of atonement.
Questions for Reflection
- Prayer again emerges as a major theme in Purgatorio. Why begin canto 11 with a re-written version of the Our Father or Lord’s Prayer? What relationship does Dante seem to be identifying between humility, poetry, and prayer?
- Is Dante’s decision to re-write the Our Father a sign of his pride or his humility?
- How does Dante depict the relationship between Church militant and Church penitent?
- How does Dante use Oderisi to explore the recurring themes of pride, artistic skill, and the vain pursuit of glory? How do lines 100-102 contrast with Brunetto Latini in Inferno 15?
- Dr. Adam Johnson
- Torrey Honors College
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