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a mystical or allegorical interpretation (especially of Scripture)

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1:26-27's image and likeness as progression from participation in the characteristics of God's essence (for example, immortality) to participation in the characteristics of God's energies (for example, impassibility, patience); and humanity's mediatorial vocation predicated on its microcosmic nature; (3) Christ, who as the enfleshed (that is, passible) Logos is the deified and deifying corporeal bridge for the deification of all human beings, (4) the Church as a community of faith mediating grace especially through the corporeal acts of the sacraments; and (5) the Christian, especially the Christian's body--even that body's passibility--as an anagogically deifying gift of God.
And thus Thuno's claim that the Sant' Ambrogio altar could work both anagogically, from a distance, and pedagogically, to a viewer who was close enough to read the narrative images, is intriguing, but seriously weakened by Thuno's decision to offer no details regarding the precise placement of the altar, or the access that specific viewers had to it.
In fact, the high premium placed by romantic and high modernist aesthetics on the ability of music to anagogically transform the listening subject, indeed to facilitate the passage to altered states of consciousness, bears a striking resemblance to the workings of Shona spirit possession.
shows that Scripture provided the basis for medieval angelology, especially when read anagogically. (I found his treatment of the parabolic and allegorical reading of Scripture [52-53] confusing.) Competing heretical beliefs and practices also spurred the desire for a deeper and orthodox penetration of angelic mystery.
Percy shows Will wayfaring through a sacramental natural world that is an incarnational mystery full of signs and, anagogically, an expression of the Word that discloses whatever reality there is.
(The poem, for example, concludes with a clever textual climax, one which anagogically, that is, apocalyptically, tries to level the form/content dichotomy by demonstrating what happens when allegory does, and therefore does not, achieve its object/goal, finish/end: "as the leaves are not / Winter's because it is the end.") Beauty (and the beauty of allegory, with its hopes for final possession of endlessly deferred meaning) must be discarded in order to attain a tenuous poetic growth, one sustained by unstable, provisional resemblances of metaphor: "Much that is beautiful must be discarded / So that we may resemble a taller // Impression of ourselves." This resembling a taller impression, in a sense, is what the nun is doing.
Certain of its ordinances (sacramenta) were shadows (umbrae) of things to come, such as circumcision, the Sabbath, and other observances of days, rules." The true things figured by these umbrae are central to Christianity, but the promises of land, nationhood, and political hegemony are, says Augustine, not real; they are merely earthly figures of Gods real promises, promises made specifically to Christ and anagogically to Christians.(55) In this Christian restructuring of the economy of Gods promises and their intended audience, the Israelite is shifted from being the object of the message and its promise to being the medium through which the message and promise are communicated.
The investigation is prompted by what he considers to be the inadequate definition of glory held by |some of the Greeks'.(131) He considers the meaning of glory in several Biblical passages,(132) from which he concludes that it means, anagogically, that which can be known of God by that mind which has been purified so that it can contemplate the God, i.e.
He proposed that a text be read literally, allegorically, morally, and anagogically. The literal reading attended to the story itself.
In these books Augustine links literal creation ecclesially, morally, and anagogically to the Word itself.
After the hellish imagery of the Canon's Yeoman's Tale, we are prepared to view the Cook's situation anagogically. Roy Pearcy finds in the Host's "Awake, thou Cook" "a suggestion of the archangel's summons on the day of judgment," and he links the Cook with the Parson "as figures associated with the damned and the saved at the Last Judgment." (29) Pearcy also hears an echo of the hell-mouth in the Cook's gaping yawn, sees the moral torpor of the damned in his stupor, and reads the fall of the souls from the left hand of God in his tumble from his horse.
"For I know a cleansing fire, which Christ came to send upon the earth, and he himself, anagogically speaking, is called fire.
Ruby's vision has had to be transformed from one that has been blind to supernatural significance to one that is able to see anagogically. To see the spiritual in the created world is to "perceive in the world a plenitude which is nevertheless not properly an object of sight"--in other words, to move toward the beatific vision, a vision that can only be supplied by God.
(3) To see the world rightly is to see it anagogically, to see it in terms of "the Divine life and our participation in it" (Mystery 72).
Seeing and making are therefore one activity of the "habit of art" To see the world truthfully is already to draw it, like the child, anagogically. Thus "reading the world" is a function of the whole personality, and therefore the writing of fiction is essentially an act of justice.