As New with no dust jacket. 0391041991. From the Brill series 'The Bible in Ancient Christianity' volume 3. 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.; tall 8vo 9"-10" tall; 252 pp.
Very Good. No Jacket. Externally in New condition, no jacket as published. Notes written on first free endpaper. Gift inscription to a famous patristic scholar opposite title page. Found a few instances of underlining in otherwise pristine text.
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