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Spiritual Bodies: Origen

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780520226302
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925984 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0004
Spiritual Bodies: Origen

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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 to preserve what he regarded as the one internal coherence of the Scripture. The chapter also studies Origen's view of allegorical reading as the way the Spirit changes instead of rejects the body, which raises questions about the relation of a person's body to his identity.

Keywords: interpretative practice; Origen; Passover; John's Gospel; Scripture; allegorical reading

Chapter.  7482 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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