Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Dante´s: What Are We? Essay

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Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Dante’s: What are we? The Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's epic three-part poem, The Divine Comedy. In this poem, Dante develops many themes throughout the adventures of his travelers from political to religious. The Inferno is a poem that Dante used to explain and show his ideas of God's divine justice. Throughout this story religion comes up and shows the comparison of the different Hells and beliefs. This paper develops the connections between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism religion and the message presented in Dante’s Inferno. In the Inferno, Dante gives his audience the clear view as to what he believes as a Christian follower, that hell has to offer. He shows that worldly…show more content…
Like Dante, the disbelievers are destined for hell where "the angels beat them up on the faces and rear ends" (8:50, 47:27), "order them to evict their souls" (6:93), then "snatch their souls" (79:1). The disbelievers go through two different types of deaths. One is where they see Hell as a nightmare that last forever but really only last until their judgment day. The other death that they have is very similar to Dante’s Hell in the Inferno and the separating of the people comparing to their sins that they have committed. It was said that: "…The people of Hell are five: the weak who lack the power to (avoid evil); the (carefree) who pursue (everything irrespective of wheher it is good or evil) and who have no concern for their families and their wealth; the dishonest people whose greed cannot be cocealed even in the case of minor things; and those who betray you, morning and evening, with regard to your family and your property. He also mentioned misers, liars, and those who are in the habit of abusing people and using obscene, foul language." [Muslim, 4/1297, no. 2865] The historical connection linking Judaism with the development of early Christianity prevented Dante from judging the Jews as a whole, and on occasions, he was obliged to place a number of Old Testament figures in Paradise. King David, for example, is elevated from

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