When the Soul enters the Embryo

In Canto 25 of Purgatory, Statius explains to the Pilgrim how a new soul is breathed into the embryo by the First Mover, once the brain is “fully articulated”.

 

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    1. Thank you! It’s a fascinating process Dante is outlining – connecting science and theology – and the Greek Philosophy! (Also btw. refuting some of Plato’s thoughts on the origins of the soul). And thank so much for visiting! 🙂

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