Talk:The Divine Comedy

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The article seems like a nice summary of the poem (you have to note though I have never read it) and obviously some effort has gone into creating it, but currently the corresponding Wikipedia article is more missional than ours. See this not as a deletion proposal but as an incitement to discuss getting this article to RW standards. To start off myself, personally what I miss is a section discussing its historical context or how the poem's perception has fared during the previous seven centuries and how it's viewed today. NameThatNobodyTakes () 11:27, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

True; while the missionality of The Divine Comedy itself is completely granted, our actual article text on said item musn't become too encyclopedic. I don't think that is a problem yet at all, but we should make sure to expand it in the direction of our mission. What's the snark value, the debunking value, the correlations to crazy christian denominations and vatican nuttery? What's the moral implications of what Yaweh does in it? And so on. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 12:23, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Something on this and on Paradise Lost are hugely missional, in that they're Christian fanfic that's been pretty much adopted as canon. The trick is not to just turn it into sub-Wikipedia - David Gerard (talk) 15:00, 20 August 2016 (UTC)


Wow, there's a bunch of mistakes in this. I'm gonna have to sit down with my copy of TDC and fix quite a bit of this. Thanos6 (talk) 23:32, 8 October 2016 (UTC)