“Body-less Vision: An Examination of the Incarnational Theology of Paradiso XXXI-XXXIII”

“In this study I wish to ask in particular about the nature of the resurrected body in the Commedia. As the last mystery of the human creature and the mystery (along with the ascension) by which Christ opened to the faithful the path back to the Father, the explication a theology offers of the resurrection of the body is of no small import. Further, the body itself raises
questions about the soul; these questions, as will be seen, have ramifications for Christ’s consubstantiality with the rest of humanity, and thus for understanding salvation itself.”