Dante Alighieri - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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The quantity of secondary material on Dante written in English alone is staggering. Carole Slade's extensive and somewhat annotated bibliography in Approaches to Teaching Dante's Divine Comedy (New York, 1982) gives a fine sense of the whole range. Among those works that deal sensitively with Dante's relation to Christian belief and tradition, one needs to accord special tribute to the critical oeuvre of Charles S. Singleton, who has exerted a powerful influence on American studies of Dante by underscoring the importance of the poem's theological assumptions. In addition to Singleton's translation and commentary (Princeton, 1970–1975), there are his earlier works: An Essay on the Vita Nuova (Cambridge, U.K. 1949), Dante Studies 1: Commedia, Elements of Structure, 2d ed. (Baltimore, 1977), and Dante Studies 2: Journey to Beatrice, 2d ed. (Baltimore, 1977). Charles Williams's The Figure of Beatrice (London, 1958) gives a coherent theological reading of all of Dante's works, whose point of view informs not...

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