DANTE COMES HOME:

PRAYER AND CONTEMPLATION IN THE COMEDY

Monday, October 2, 2017

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7:00pm

in the English Room of the Kansas Union

Dr. Jason Baxter will take us on a tour of the Divine Comedy with a focus on issues of exile and how the human person finds their place in the world. This lecture offers an opportunity to place Dante in dialogue not only with poets but philosophers and theologians.


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Dr. Jason Baxter is Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities at Wyoming Catholic College. His scholarly publications include articles on the Platonic tradition in the Latin West, and writings on Dante. Dr. Baxter worked with Wyoming Catholic College’s Distance Learning Program to produce a free, 18-part introduction to the Comedy: “Dante in the Year of Mercy.”  He is also the author of the forthcoming, "A Beginner's Guide to Dante".


About St. Lawrence Institute Lectures

This lecture is part of the on-campus outreach of the St. Lawrence Institute for Faith and Culture. Each semester we work with the University of Kansas to bring esteemed scholars from across the country to speak to students, faculty, and friends in the community on issues dealing with faith, culture, the arts, philosophy, religion, and more. To find out more about upcoming on-campus lectures and other events hosted by the St. Lawrence Institute, please visit our upcoming events page.