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Why does Dante spend so much time in Malebolge?

Dante spends thirteen cantos in Malebolge, the eighth circle of Hell. This is a lot longer than he spends with any other circle. Why do the sinners in this circle get so much of his attention?
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Why is there silence in Heaven after the seventh seal is opened?

When the seventh seal is opened, there is half an hour of silence in Heaven (KJ21): 8:1 And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in Heaven about the space of half an hour. Why? ...
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Is there a deliberate symbolic relationship between the Rockefeller Plaza Atlas statue and St Patrick's Cathedral?

The International Building, part of the Rockefeller Center, stands in Midtown Manhattan. In the building's courtyard, at Number 630 on Fifth Avenue, its entrance is guarded by the dark and imposing 45-...
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Would Pantagruel take part in the ritual weeping for Tammuz?

Renaissance Humanists rediscovered Plutarch and Rabelais' Fourth Boook of Pantagruel's adventures quotes at length a famous anecdote from The Failure of the Oracles (Moralia, 5-29), about a divine ...
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