When, at the mid-point of his life, Dante found himself in the midst of a major life-altering crisis, he turned to the dead to help him find his way. After taking him on a journey through the depths of hell and a climb up the mountain of purgatory, they ultimately they led him to paradise, where he experienced the beauty of divine love as his soul became aligned with and attuned to God. Equal parts literature, poetry, history, politics, philosophy, and theology, this course will follow along with Dante on his epic journey through the three realms of the afterlife that is known as the Divine Comedy.