Dante's View Of Heaven And Hell

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Have you ever wondered what life would be like after death? Would it be full of angles and enthusiasm or full of disappointment and devils? The big topic that has always been talked about through the ages is the different peoples view of heaven and hell. It is an exciting topic to talk about and discuss with your colleagues. The views of different people may change the outlook on life, and how they live on a day-to-day basis. Heaven is known to have golden gates, streets to walk on and delight every day, but on the other hand Hell is supposed to be an endless pit of fire, destruction, and torture. Dante’s views of Heaven and Hell differ to what the Bible says. Dante’s view of Heaven and Hell determines what life would be after death …show more content…
These questions can be answered in one simple word The Bible. We are going to discuss the different views of The Biblical View and Dante’s view of Heaven and Hell. Dante’s views of Heaven and Hell in The Divine Comedy comes from biblical teachings, but he also throws some Roman Catholic religion in there. Back then when Dante was writing this Roman Catholic Teachings were very popular, and you can see this is his book. In The Divine Comedy, life after death come in three stages, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory. Purgatory is used strongly in the Roman Catholic Religion, but the Bible does not mention it anywhere. God states that there are only two places you go after death Heaven or Hell, “Revelation 20:14 - And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Revelation 21:1- And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea”(Bible). Dante also talks about the nine levels of Hell, which are not in the Bible, “Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and …show more content…
The Roman Catholic Church convinces him that you have to go to purgatory to get to Christ or go through nine levels of heaven and hell. But that is not right because the only way to heaven is through God himself and Dante finally realizes that at the end of his journey, seeing the bad and the good. The view of heaven and hell was branded in Dante’s mind because of the many Catholic Church’s. You see the view of Dante and the Biblical views differ but are similar in many ways, but you have to understand that the nine levels of heaven and hell and purgatory do not exist. It is a figure of your imagination, and you have fallen into their trap. Dante finally figured it out that the basis of morality and ethics did not come from the Roman Catholic Church but came from Gods teachings and his word. Christ’s death rests in many hearts and so does The Divine Comedy, so you have to make the big decision of what view are you going to trust, pick

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