Dante's scheme does reflect an underlying theology, so i'll tackle this from a theological perspective the garden of eden, or earthly paradise, is situated at the summit of purgatory, which itself is a huge mountain directly on the other side of the world from i think dante defined the afterlife for many. “la commedia”, as dante originally named it, is an imaginary journey through the three realms of the afterlife: inferno (hell), purgatorio (purgatory) and dante and virgil must pass through nine circles of hell, in which the punishments increase in severity to match the gravity of the vices being punished. Despite these common depictions of hell as a place of fire, some other traditions portray hell as cold buddhist - and particularly tibetan buddhist - descriptions of hell feature an equal number of hot and cold hells among christian descriptions dante's inferno portrays the innermost (9th) circle of hell as a frozen lake of. Alternatively, hell has been described (eg, in dante's inferno) as a freezing cold and despondently gloomy place many moderns describe franaz ma'sumian, life after death: a study of the afterlife in world religions (oxford: oneworld publications, 1995 isbn 1851680748) ↑ michael a fuoco and.
The afterlife beliefs of six prominent world religions by jason however, if the person is to be reincarnated there are a couple of different views as to what survives other traditions hold that sensations, emotions, perceptions and consciousness survive death and are transferred to another physical body, in the event of. Inferno, dante, aeneid, virgil, elysium, religion - afterlife, heaven, and hell the view of an afterlife is what provokes people's immense fear and concern about the concept of death in which they express that fear in different forms dante's inferno gives very graphic details about the conception of an allegorical hell. For example, [spoiler alert] at the end of inferno, dante climbed through the back of satan to go out through exactly the other side of earth, where they imagined that the mountain to heaven could be although this was a somewhat popular belief, it wasn't the only one available, and therefore cannot be considered the official.
Divided into three sections—inferno, purgatorio, and paradiso—the divine comedy presents an encyclopedic overview of the mores, attitudes, beliefs, philosophies, aspirations, and material aspects of the medieval world more than a summa of medieval life, however, dante's epic is a superb work of fiction with poignant. We are all probably aware of the christian ideas of heaven and hell, in part because of the large influence christianity has had in the world dante's famous inferno, the seminal arch-type of puritan preaching in jonathan edwards' sinners in the hands of an angry god, and the westminster confession of.
Dante accepts virgil's authority regarding the afterlife and asks about the nature of the torments, will they increase after the judgement when the his sins are all in a sense intellectual, since it is reason that differentiates man from other creatures in the medieval world view. Countless other works, and it has been claimed that, excluding the bible, dante's divine comedy is the most studied influence as well as and religious doctrine in an attempt to gain a more complete view of the intertextual in inferno canto xxviii the islamic prophet muhammad is punished as a representative of christian. His masterpiece, divided into three parts, inferno, purgatorio, and paradiso, draws strongly upon the medieval view of hell, purgatory, and heaven the italian poet boccaccio (1313–1375) referred to dante's poem as “divine,” not only because of its religious themes, but because of its sheer brilliance the name stuck.
One important late medieval figure who played a key role in shaping the cultural concepts of life after death—even to the present day—is dante alighieri, the in his epic poem known as the divine comedy, dante creates a fictional version of himself who travels through the farthest reaches of hell (inferno), purgatory.
Many beliefs and religions profess that there is life after death philosophical works have been written on this subject to argue whether such a tenet is true dante alighieri or simply “dante”, the italian poet from the latter middle ages bypassed this process and proceeded to tell the world his musing on the possibilities of life. The jewish view of hell first, some background in “inferno,” brown recounts the historical fact that dante's vision of hell described in the “the divine comedy” shaped the way many people, including the artists and architects who built the beautiful medieval and renaissance churches, pictured hell it's not. After an initial ascension, beatrice guides dante through the nine celestial spheres of heaven these are concentric and spherical, as in aristotelian and ptolemaic cosmology while the structures of the inferno and purgatorio were based on different classifications of sin, the structure of the paradiso is based on the four. Dispel the american myth that the world has sympathy for humans as works in which a fantasy world serves as social commentary, the inferno and the road might be considered, among other genres, speculative fiction dante paints a portrait of the afterlife, which was an unrealized—but potential—reality.