Spiritual Life In Dante Alighieri's The Inferno

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Hi, Marcia, based upon your review Dante Alighieri’s The Inferno evoked an introspective reflection of your spiritual life. Although in high school the opportunity to read The Inferno did not come to fruition, you have a solid grasp on the purpose and message of the book now. Certainly, Dante’s skill in creative writing captivates readers and compels one to focus on their spiritual life. Furthermore, Dante descriptively shares sinners’ punishment depending on the severity of their sin. However, according to Christians, this may contradict certain aspects of scripture. For example, in the King James bible, James 2:10 says “For whosoever shall keep the law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all” (King James Bible, James. 2.10). Moreover, I also read in the biblical text that God judges those according to their spiritual competence; too much is given much is required. The King James Bible in Luke 12:48 confirms “But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more” (King James Bible, Luke 12:48), The Bible confounds me at times. So, the bible shares that all are sinners only saved by grace. However, how may one arrive at grace, yet through salvation? Therefore, in…show more content…
Also, several pagans believe in Karma and reincarnation. Karma impacts the good or ill of a person thus shaping their destiny. Thus, nature has already predetermined their outcome beyond their control. Moreover, other pagans believe in the metaphysical; there is an afterlife after death. Although pagans arrive at mixed reviews, a few believe Hates or hell is a place of rest, and others believe it is a dark and gloomy
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