Great Books II - Spring 2020

Reading Questions


April 13


"Transhumanize" -- it cannot be explained

per verba, so let this example serve

until God's grace grants the experience.



Bondage of the Will

Dante - Paradiso - Read Through Canto XXV


  1. How do Luther and Boethius differ on the subject of free will?

  2. What is the connection between free will and faith?


Paradiso - Luca Signorelli - Orvieto Cathedral

  1. When you face God, what three questions will YOU ask Him? What are the most important questions Dante has for God? How are all of these questions answered in the poem?

  2. In view of the entire poem, complete this statement: The death of desire is ___.

  3. What is the difference between Divine Love and Divine Justice?