Medieval Exegesis: The Four Senses of Scripture

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1998 - Religion - 453 pages
Bd. 3: For many years, biblical scholars had been convinced that the middle ages was marked by a so-called pre-critical understanding of the Bible, with only a handful of isolated exceptions like Andrew of St. Victor popping up as precursors of the historical-critical method. Here, however, Henri de Lubac draws on extensive documentation that demonstrates that even among the Victorines the traditional exegesis involving an interplay between the literal and spiritual senses of Scripture is a constant throughout medieval exegesis. The one exception a radically important one, de Lubac readily admits was Joachim of Flora, whose doctrine is considered in the final chapter of this volume. / This third volume of Fr. de Lubacs Medieval Exegesis cover volume two, part one of his French volume and includes both the original Latin notes and an English version of the sources

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Contents

Names and Number of the Biblical Senses
1
The Foundation of History
41
Allegory Sense of the Faith
83
Mystical Tropology
127
Anagogy and Eschatology
179
Notes
227
Index of Names
435
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Page 315 - Altera forma est, quae proprie symboli nomen accepit, et allegoria dicti, non autem facti appellatur, quoniam in dictis solummodo spiritualis doctrinae, non autem...
Page 384 - Et quaeramus, si placet, tria ista in Scripturis sanctis, hortum, cellarium, cubiculum. In ipsis nempe libenter Deum sitiens anima versatur et moratur, sciens se ibi absque dubio inventuram quem sitit. Sit itaque hortus, simplex ac plana historia; sit cellarium moralis sensus; sit cubiculum arcanum theoriae contemplationis
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Page ix - RSPT Revue des sciences philosophiques et theologiques RSR Recherches de science religieuse RTAM Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale S.
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