Quote for the Day, On the Four Senses of Scripture

"The literal sense is the story,
while for teaching we seek allegory.
The moral tells when
we've been naughty--but then
anagogy prefigures our glory."*

Take that, Nicholas of Lyra! (Actually, Augustine of Dacia, but never mind.)

*Richard Kieckhefer, There Once Was a Serpent: A History of Theology in Limericks (Winchester, UK: O Books, 2010), p. 28.


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