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vhenteunoh | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 17, 2008 at 11:33 PM via web

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What is the explanation of the phrase "A quest for heaven is also a quest for order" from "Divine Comedy"?

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leagye | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted February 25, 2008 at 1:10 AM (Answer #1)

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At its most basic level, the language is straightforward: getting closer to God is good; it makes sense. There is order in God's world (as opposed to the world people live in who do not know God). So, traveling toward God, and heaven, is traveling toward order, or sense (a good thing).

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