Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: ALLEGORY, 05-19-15
Posted on 05/19/2015 8:54:56 AM PDT by Salvation
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A long or complicated story with an underlying meaning that differs from the literal or surface meaning. The greatest biblical allegory is the Canticle of Canticles. (Etym. Latin allegoria; from Greek all_goria, a description of one thing under the image of another.)
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He number one wrong way to interpret scripture. It has lead to so many problems in catholicism.
Like what, for example? Why not with other denominations, or self-interpretation? If you feel that the Catholic Church is in error, which of the others is not?
Mary as the “new ark” of the covenant.....Mary as Queen of Heaven, etc, taking OT figures/events as being symbolic and not actual people or events.
Sad part of it is, if it were any other book, one would see the symbolism as well as the story. Without it, the OT would be a series of stories. It isn't. It's so much more!
As far as my Mother Mary goes, beginning with the first woman Eve, and God's admonition to the serpent, she, too is prefigured and mentioned in Scripture. I pray all men of God will will understand, know, and love her!
Studying Greek is nice, but putting people and events in the context of the times is also important. It can tell a great deal more about the people and who they were, and are, in the grand scheme of God's Holy Will.
Sadly, you prove my point.
More sadly, my dear brother/sister in Christ, you don’t know our (and more importantly Jesus’) mother. I pray someday you will. I want so badly for you and all our brethren to know that love, in imitation of Jesus and her motherly love in return... Jesus came to be a man by the Power of the Holy Spirit through Mary, it says so in Scripture. God bless you, and may His Spirit fill you!
I remember learning in school that the Song of Songs almost didn’t make it into the Canon because it was too, well, you know... It was for its symbolism that it was included. I guess that outweighed the potential sixth commandment issues. Otherwise, it would be more information than I need to know. Just my opinion.
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