Compare And Differences In The Divine Comedy, And Inferno

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The Divine Comedy and the Bible are similar and different in many ways. Dante includes Paradiso (Heaven), Purgatory, and Inferno (Hell) in The Divine Comedy. It talks about where people go when they die. The Bible differs from this because there is only Heaven and Hell. There is not a middle place, such as Purgatory, where people go to repent of their sins even after death. Also, unlike Inferno, Hell is not split up into many categories. In the Bible they go straight into Heaven or Hell. Also, everyone’s new bodies in the two stories are different. The Divine Comedy and the Bible have several complex ideas, and the comparisons and contrasts of the two are interesting. “The Divine Comedy is divided into three books; each charts a different…show more content…
One main difference is Purgatory in The Divine Comedy. Purgatory is a middle place between Paradise and Inferno. It holds the people who are in the process of repenting of their sins after they have died. The Bible does not have a middle place. It’s just Heaven and Hell, and that’s it. Paradise has many spheres, where Heaven is only one place, and there aren’t any levels to get to it. Paradise and Heaven both belong to God and the angels. Inferno and Hell both hold the non-Christians and they are tormented forever. Unlike Hell, there are many, many circles in Inferno, which belong to the different kinds of sins. In the Bible, it says everyone will have a new body that is free of sickness and pain. Everyone will have a body like they did when they were alive. In Inferno, everyone has almost invisible/transparent bodies. Their shadows outline their body shape. The Bible and The Divine Comedy are similar because in both, God represents the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In Inferno, the devil is surrounded in a lake of ice, where in The Bible, he is surrounded by…show more content…
Catholicism. There are three major differences in the teaching of the two. Christianity teaches by scripture and what the bible says, where Catholicism teaches by tradition. They believe that the church is the judge of the truth. They also believe that salvation comes from doing works and that people can’t be sure of eternal life. Christians believe that salvation comes from admitting your sins, asking for forgiveness, and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior. Catholics believe that Mary is the mediator between God and man, whereas Christians believe that Jesus Christ
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