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Unformatted text preview: o The cannibalism: Meat goes to body which needs it the most o No animals, no plants in heaven b/c they have no souls o In heaven: No movement Only contemplation (beatific vision) Movement implies imperfection o Ranks and hierarchies, but no progress in heaven, only in Purgatory • Courtly love: o Medieval fixation on love by poets and mystics Mystics: • Spiritual marriage of Jesus (include Mechthild of Magdebug, Gertrude of Helfta) • Reward for virginity of Christian women Dante Alighieri: • Loved Beatrice Portinari • Divine Comedy : o Journey through hell, Purgatory (guided by Virgil), heaven (guided by Beatrice) o Beatific vision also present in Revelations and Augustine’s work...
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- Fall '10
- Christianity, Beatrice Portinari