HUM 2 Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 June 1, 2010 I. Study Guide...

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Lecture 19 June 1, 2010 I. Study Guide for Final a. All the questions told last time will be on the study guide b. What we care about is thinking i. You can’t think about some of these issues without knowing some of the factual data ii. You have to know what you need to make an argument c. Encouraged to work together and post comments and queries on the discussion board of the course, and it will be watched till Sunday evening i. When and if you start to go into confusion, he will give us the straight path ii. Monday he will be indisposed d. If you do get into groups and work through this, don’t just assign one question to each person, and rely on that one person for the entire group e. Don’t use Wikipedia, because facts will not suffice f. II. The Purgatorio a. Approaching the gate of purgatory and the steps (white black and red) i. White is the color of purity, which is the state of mankind in the garden of Eden ii. Black was the color of sin, the state of mankind once man ate the fruit iii. Red was the transitional color, and symbolized the possibility of recovering whiteness 1. Once Jesus came and created purgatory, because paradise cannot exist before Christianity iv. The gate represents that fact, and the red is the step that Jesus made possible, which was the recovery of purity v. The angel is sitting on the threshold, which was made of adamantine or diamond b. Human history i. It is in these three colors and stages as well, but the notion that God has helped in various ways through history, and each of these is an improvement after the fall ii. Before the fall, there is no sense of time, but there is time in sense that there is a physical reality, but no sense of history because there is no change iii. History implies change over time iv. The best way to describe the state of being in the Garden is not that it is eternal, or outside of time, but everlasting, time going on forever c. Entering Purgatory i. This is where the end of time is approaching ii. Going through history, but now we are going through history that leads somewhere, where inferno it led no where iii. Now there is a possibility that it will end, and end well iv. There is the Vicar of Saint Peter, a person who represents Saint Peter, who is his successor and stands in his place, whom is the Pope v. The basis of papal authority is that he is the vicar of Saint Peter, acting on behalf of Saint Peter, who was the first bishop of Rome vi. We know this because he is holding the key, 2 from his belt, he is therefore Saint Peter or his vicar, who can bound things on earth and bound things in heaven vii. They are traditionally silver and gold d. The vicar inscribes on the forehead of Dante the seven keys, which are the Peccatum, which are the seven sins i. The forehead is the billboard of the soul, telling them what is going on, because it is the first seen thing, and a critical part of facial expression
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ii. In this case, the benefit of the keys is that they are external, so the sins of the pilgrim
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course HUMANITIES Hum 2 taught by Professor Caciola during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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HUM 2 Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 June 1, 2010 I. Study Guide...

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