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Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical TraditionAncient Thought and Modern Revisions$
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G. R. Boys-Stones

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240050

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.001.0001

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Origen on Christ, Tropology, and Exegesis *

Origen on Christ, Tropology, and Exegesis *

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(p.235) 12 Origen on Christ, Tropology, and Exegesis*
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Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition
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Mark Edwards (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.003.0012

This chapter argues that the three levels of exegesis in Origen’s theory of Scriptural allegory correspond to three different linguistic ‘tropes’. Metaphor is proper to the ‘bodily’ level of scripture, and our imitative relationship to Christ through ethical progress; metonymy to the ‘psychic’ level, and our understanding of Christ by study of the cosmos created through him; and synecdoche to the ‘spiritual’ level, and our relationship to Christ as ‘all in all’.

Keywords:   metaphor, allegory, metonymy, synecdoche, Origen, three-fold exegesis

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