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"And throughout, underwriting what I take to be the crucial common ground, Boccaccio in his Life of Dante: "I assert that theology and poetry can be said to be almost one and the same thing; indeed I say more: that theology is nothing more than ..." - George Steiner
9.0.1 - The main point: "Theology is nothing more than a poem of/on God", says Boccaccio as influenced by a lifetime of studying Dante for his book, The Life of Dante.
9.0.2 - Duality Statement: Despite the language of Theology being poetic, poets are guided by societal currents to this religion, that religion or nothing at all. More poetry needs to be written on the latter.
9.0.3 - Sentiments
184.108.40.206 - Poetry is a form of beautiful rhetoric, and in the case of the Catholic church, Dante's Inferno and Purgatory define most of what current day Catholics accept as heaven and hell.
220.127.116.11 - There is a beauty and appreciation linking poetry to theology, but wonder shouldn't be limited to
9.0.4 - Further reading: Boccaccio's The Life of Dante by Boccaccio (translated by Vincenzo Zin Bollettino).
9.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: Write poetry. Write about Dante. Break away from the toxic connections within Theology. Science can be wonderful, beautiful and the truthful on its own.
9.0.6 - QUESTION: - How did Dante feel about poetry in language and thought?
9.0.7 - Populous Response: -
9.0.8 - MOBIUS: - In this case, the cyclical nature of this influence spanned only 54 years (1375-1321). We refer to this a 1st Generational according to the following schedule.
9.0.9 - TAGS: - ladder, Dante, Theologist, Poet
planksip™ - Theology requires poetry, the reverse is a big fat lie.