The new age of Dante: 700 years later, Christianity's greatest poet is still speaking

Vol. 6 | No. 17 | August 27, 2021

On the cover: Sept. 14 will mark the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri. Around the world, the milestone is sparking renewed attention to his legacy and even a “Year of Dante” in the poet’s native Italy. On Page 10, art historian Elizabeth Lev argues that today’s language-obsessed culture needs Dante’s faith in the beauty of words more than ever before. On Page 14, Dante scholar Enzo Arnone explains the spiritual lessons “The Divine Comedy” can offer Christians and wandering souls alike.

Recent Issues

Start your day with Always Forward!

A daily email newsletter to help you better understand the Church and the world.