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Allegory and Embodiment: Boyarin and Origen

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides an alternative analysis of a key passage from Origen's commentary and places it in the context of Origen's allegorical reading of the Song. It begins with an outline of ... More


The Preservation of Historical Reality: Auerbach and Origen

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the preservation of the historicity of ancient biblical figures. It looks at the different ideas Erich Auerbach and Origen have on the subject. The start of the chapter ... More


Spiritual Bodies: Origen

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at Origen's interpretative practice. It begins with a section of Origen's interpretation of the Passover and John's Gospel. It examines how Origen's conception of Scripture sought ... More


The Authority of the Bible

Norman Vance

in Bible and Novel: Narrative Authority and the Death of God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680573
eISBN:
9780191761317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680573.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This and the following chapter attempt to develop some historical context for the rise of biblical authority and its apparent collapse in Victorian England in the face of enhanced historical and ... More


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