TITLE

How to Read the Bible

AUTHOR(S)
Wilken, Robert Louis
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar2008, Issue 181, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the role of allegory in the history of biblical interpretation. The author states that the use of the idea of allegory in biblical interpretation has become less popular due to the potential for uncertain meaning that can often result. The author discusses how the early Church father Origen used St. Paul the Apostle to posit allegory as a primary mode of interpreting the bible, particularly the Old Testament.
ACCESSION #
29419609

 

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