Influence matters. When a giant like Dante says his Commedia is 'the' truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, should have had him sign an affidavit? This fateful contract with the poets was hijacked by religious zealots.
Next 64. There is a beauty and appreciation linking poetry to theology, but wonder shouldn't be limited to an ideology. Turn the pages of Boccaccio's The Life of Dante by Boccaccio (translated by Vincenzo Zin Bollettino), it will help. Write poetry.