Registration – Rome Book Club
Get ready to embark on your own Journey to Italy. The first series of the Rome Book Club, “A Hell of a City: Dante’s Inferno on the Road to Rome” is a guide to a few iconic moments in the Inferno (Hell), the first part of the Divine Comedy written by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) to recount a pilgrimage he made through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in the year 1300 on a quest for salvation. In counterpoint to the jubilee proclaimed in 1300 by Pope Boniface VIII, the poet’s great political nemesis, Dante’s journey in the poem is represented as a pilgrimage to a heavenly Rome “where Christ Himself is Roman.” Read the press release here.
This four-week program will give you the opportunity to view pre-recorded short talk videos available at any time on ThinkND, participate in weekly online meetings on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ET on January 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 2021, and connect with other participants.
If you have already registered, you will receive all emails and do not have to register again. You can start the series here.