Wednesday, 25 January 2006

Deus caritas est: Dante and the Pope

According to this report, Benedict XVI’s first encyclical, entitled “God Is Love,” is partly inspired by Dante’s great poem The Divine Comedy. Laus Deo.

3 Comments:

kim fabricius said...

An encyclical inspired by a poem. Hmmm. Email the Vatican a copy of your cultural lists, Ben, and who knows what may inspire the next papal pronouncement!

Ben Myers said...

Well, Benedict is a big Mozart fan. So perhaps a Mozart-inspired encyclical might not be out of the question?

kim fabricius said...

Or - given the Dante allusion in "Tangled Up in Blue", and the song "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" - the Bishop of Hippo has had an immense influence on the pope - how about Dylan inspired encyclical!

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