Elizabeth Ann Dively Lauro, Elizabeth Dively Lauro
Title: The Soul and Spirit of Scripture within Origen's Exegesis (Bible in Ancient Christianity)
Book Condition: Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers May 2005
0391041991 / 9780391041998
Inscription: Signed By Author
Seller ID: 105793
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.
An Eighth Day View:
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.