Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Judas According to My Favorite 13th Century Tuscan Theologian (among all the 13th Century Tuscan Theologians)

"...To bring a spirit from the circle of Judas;
That is the lowest region and the darkest,
And farthest from the heaven which encircles all."
Dante's Inferno, Canto IX:27-29
Longfellow's translation
And a word from our Lord regarding his betrayer:
"While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled" (John 17:12, ESV).
He ain't sounding like a good guy to me.