Dante: Layman, Prophet, Mystic
A Captivating spiritual portrait of the great scholar and statesman, an outstanding christian layman and one of the greatest poets of all times. Dante was a Catholic layman. His life as an active member of the Church unfolded at a time of profound upheavals in society, revolutions in the intellectual world and scandalous abuses within the Church. Laypersons of this late changing Church, alarming injustices and disturbing currents will empathize with his struggle to be true to himself and to his God prophetic role not unlike that of the lay prophets of our own day who speak out at their own peril on issues which affect us all. Perhaps, most of all, Dante possessed the faith and the passion of an authentic mystic, a man of prayer and deep love for the Church. His life is a source of inspiration and hope for us all.