Even after seven centuries of historical development, the core of Dante's work is probably more relevant today than ever. With his Divine Comedy, the great poet wanted to open the eyes of his contemporaries to the realities of the spiritual world and to the consequences of how we choose to live our life. He also fought for moral and social healing of society and culture and pointed to the source of all healing--the living spirit.
The author did not write this book as a memorial to Dante. Rather, it is meant to show us how Dante's masterwork enables us to recognize and better understand ourselves, as well as our life choices and our personal and cultural situation.This book was orignally published in Dutch as Antes openbaring, Een studie over leven en werk van Dante Alighieri (Uitgeverij Vrij Geestesleven 2004).