Paradiso%20Terms[1] - glory inequality/diversity/difference...

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glory inequality/diversity/difference motive force in the universe trasumanar Glaucus Marsyas problem of representation moonspots organs of the universe Narcissus Piccarda Costanza differentemente han dolce vita condescension hierarchies of desire Buridan's ass Plato, Timaeus figurative reading vow form, matter Alcmaeon Jepthah Iphigenaia St. Lawrence Justinian Romeo of Villanova sacrosanct sign Venus epicycle vagheggiare eroticism in Paradiso Charles Martel Jacob, Esau Romulus (Quirinus) revolving nature seal in wax Cunizza da Romano Folquet of Marseille Rahab earth's shadow Sun ecliptic, equator, zodiac Francis, Dominic Aquinas Siger of Brabant Poverty Solomon Mars Cacciaguida resurrection of the body galaxy (Milky Way) Anchises, Scipio shooting star nobility of blood crusade martyrdom fatherhood treasure exile modern speech justice spectacular (spell-out) Jupiter, eagle Trajan, Ripheus theological virtues cardinal virtues Saturn Peter Damian contemplation asceticism predestination anticlericalism Benedict Monasticism Threshing floor Triumph Gabriel firmament, fixed stars Peter, James, John Faith, hope, love ontological argument Adam primum mobile angels Henry VII Bernard Sybil Neptune Argo squaring the circle
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CANTO 1: Moon/Invocation Glory : Glory is referred to at the beginning of Canto 1 as a reference to light. Specifically, it is the light of “he who moves everything.” In other words, this glory is a reference to God himself. The glory of God shines forth in one place more than any other and that is where Dante went, however, he says that he cannot remember it. Inequality/Diversity/difference : This idea of inequality/diversity/difference is examined thoroughly in canto 1 and 2 of Paradisio. A diversity of light (moon spots) is addressed in canto 2. What caused these various spots? Dante proposed a quantitative reasoning in regards to the thickness and thinness of the material that makes up the moon. However, Beatrice contradicts him. She says diversity in heaven is qualitative and is good. (Light=ppl). Moon spots are not defects. Light in heaven filters down and shines unevenly on one spot, there is a hierarchy and order. The idea that there is diversity/order in human race is a way that the universe resembles its creator, it’s a way for God to leave his imprint. Motive force in the Universe: Light=motive force in the universe. Divine providence sorts different natures(man, angels, elemental bodies), so that each moves towards its own rest. This movement of the different things allows the Universe to resemble God. This diversity of movement toward God is God’s way of leaving his footprint. Is it light or love that makes the world go around? Transumanar:
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2011 for the course ITALIAN 333 taught by Professor Cornish during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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