'I believe in one God sole and eternal, who
Unmoved moves all the heavens with love and
With desire; and for such belief I have not
Only proofs physical and metaphysical, but
That truth gives it to me which hence
Rains down through Moses, through prophets
And whatever Psalms, through the Gospels.
(Dante, Divine Comedy, Paradiso, Canto XXIV, 125-132)
"The glory of Him who moves everything
Penetrates through the universe, and is resplendent
in one part more and in another less.
(Dante, Divine Comedy, Paradiso, Canto I, 1)
"We should know, in this connection, that God and nature
make nothing in vain, and that whatever is produced serves some function."
(Dante, De Monarchia, 5)
"God who is the absolute world government."
D. The Divine Comedy, : Paradiso. <http://www.everypoet.com/Archive/poetry/dante/dante_contents.htm>
(11 August, 2008).
D., De Monarchia. New York: The Library of Liberal Arts, 1957.