The Soul and Spirit of Scripture Within Origen's Exegesis
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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Rehabilitation of the Psychic Sense
Earlier Exegetical Theory
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