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In the French medieval chronicles, Spiegel--as shown above--identified and analysed four narrative modes that served as organizational structures: typology, figural fulfilment, genealogy, and anagogical ascent.
But Anubis may also be read as a form of scripture whose exegesis reveals literal, allegorical and anagogical interpretations.
(16) Therefore, Scripture as his inspired word is able to communicate multiple meanings at once: the literal and the three spiritual meanings (allegorical, moral, and anagogical).
Focusing on the immediate aftermath of the First Crusade (1095-99), Norman Housley has observed that several theological productions in western Europe had begun to emphasize the literal Jerusalem in seeking to articulate the idea of crusade; nevertheless, he suggests that the conceptual expansion of "crusading" as any activity in defense of the Christian church, irrespective of the theater of operation, as well as the increasing association of holy war with monasticism rather than necessarily pilgrimage, heralded "a renewed anagogical treatment of Jerusalem." (Norman Housley, "Jerusalem and the Development of the Crusade Idea, 1099-1128," in B.Z.
Jacobus, each of whom focuses on the musical qualities; and William Madsen, who offers a theological interpretation grounded on the anagogical association of the nightingale with nature, the lutenist with grace.
Scholars call this method anagogical, meaning that it teaches by leading one to arrive at truth on one's own.
Light in Tiepolo's Hound--be it physical, spiritual, painted or remembered--finally reveals itself as the most dense metaphor, or the metaphor for metaphor, a partly virtual and partly actual entity that may be understood by analogy with Dante's theorisation of the multiple meanings, layers or facets of poetic language: the literal, the allegorical, the moral, and the anagogical. At this final stage of Loreto's study, Walcott appears to be, like Dante, a poet for whom even the tiniest perceived detail--for instance the stroke of painted light that haunts him throughout Tiepolo's Hound--might become a door into a philosophy or a theology of perception.
Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach.
(65) One of the ways Wise bolsters this claim is by contrasting Derrida's relationship to figuration and allegory in the context of Jerusalem with the four-part Christian allegorical exegesis: literal, allegorical, moral, anagogical. In particular, Wise shows how Fredric Jameson, in The Political Unconscious, and Northrop Frye, whom Jameson interestingly cites as his literary critical inspiration in this matter, deploy the concept of allegory in relationships to text and history quite differently from Derrida's use of the concept and from his omission of social geographic history when thinking through Jerusalem.
Ultimately, Charles Wallace's acceptance of Gaudior's anagogical, or spiritually allegorical, significance subverts the traditional hero's insistence on a reality within which s/he can exert autonomy.
Thus at an anagogical level the Third Boy's gift of a lowly shepherd's pipe reflects the divine dynamics of (g)lo(ria)'s aurality, bestowing upon God the prerogative to summon mankind into resurrected presence with the blast of a trumpet at the end of history.
can be transported from this inferior to that higher world in an anagogical manner (Suger in Panovsky 1970 149).
It posits three spiritual meanings beyond the literal, or letter of the text: the allegorical, tropological (or moral), and anagogical (or mystical).
When it came to chapels, site specificity was only a primary stage in a logic of territorial and temporal destabilization, just as in biblical exegesis the literal reading of scripture as a historical narrative of events was considered only the first step in an interpretation of the sacred text at multiple levels (allegorical, topological, anagogical).
January does not merely read the spiritual or abstract meaning as literal or concrete; more precisely, he reads the anagogical as literal.