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Download PDF My name is Martha Franks and I am a Johnnie. I admit that I am powerless over my interest in philosophy. I am also a practicing lawyer, having spent a career specializing in the arcane world of water law, a kind of law that raises strong...
In our first posting in the Respondeo Lecture and Essay Library, John Cornell presents a remarkable insight into Dante’s vast intelligence, most especially into Dante’s sotto voce but insistent dismembering of the doctrine of Original Sin with all its medieval gloom-and-doom overtones. With this guidance we can begin to appreciate how Dante laid the foundation for modernity.
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