Item description for The Soul and Spirit of Scripture within Origen's Exegesis (Bible in Ancient Christianity) by Elizabeth Dively Lauro...
Elizabeth Ann Dively Lauro discusses the theologian Origen's employment of three distinct senses of scriptural meaning within his exegetical theory and practice: somatic (bodily, factually historical), psychic (pertaining to the soul, a figurative call to shun vice and grow in virtue), and pneumatic (spiritual, revealing God's plan of salvation through Christ's Incarnation). Lauro first establishes that a correct understanding of the mechanics of Origen's exegesis is vital to an informed reading of his works, then cites Origen's theoretical foundations for each sense. She ultimately demonstrates how the relationship between the two "higher senses" (psychic and pneumatic) is central to Origen's exegetical efforts and facilitates his audience's spiritual transformation.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.74" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 0391041991 ISBN13 9780391041998
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More About Elizabeth Dively Lauro
Elizabeth Ann Dively Lauro, Ph.D. (2002) in Theology, University of Notre Dame, is currently a Research Scholar living in Los Angeles. She has published various articles on Origen's exegetical method and eschatological theology.