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a mystical or allegorical interpretation (especially of Scripture)

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A generic "experience of transcendence" is not, it seems to me, what O'Connor understands anagogy to be intended to effect.
The Dionysian themes of light and anagogy are reiterated in his consideration of Scripture.
Palindromic structure was associated with the fourth sense of medieval exegesis, or anagogy, a level that leads the consecrated person to heaven in both its outward and inward appearances.
51) The "fruit" of a work of art is the goal of both the product and the effect, just as anagogy is the goal of allegorical and moral interpretations of Scripture.
It is this purged and historicized nature that serves as the basis for the next stage in the order of development in medieval exegesis--an order that seems reflected in Tate's final poems--the move from history and the allegory of history to anagogy or the fulfilment offered by the future.
Imbued with his Catholic faith, Marcel's dramas of existence communicate a powerful anagogy.
Rosenmeyer doesn't consider to what extent a nature which sympathizes with the human remains an unspoken wish in pastoral, even though (as I grant) that sympathy may be displaced in favor of analogy or anagogy so as to keep nature and the human separate; the very distinctness, though, works in pastoral to preserve a ground of relation.
This fact is of pivotal importance in reading O'Connor's work, because to reduce anagogy to analogy is to miss the fact of the supernatural that is always already in the natural world, waiting to be seen, not superadded by the artist.
Anagogy became a key concept of the Anatomy, especially in the second essay; Shakespeare was the subject of three books of lectures, while Spenser's spiritual heir Milton was the subject of another; and Frye's late books on the Bible and literature follow Blake's precept that the Bible provides the "great code" of art.
While some have found in De Trinitate "one of the finest examples of what could be called Neoplatonic anagogy that remains from the ancient world," (14) Cavadini draws a more negative relationship: