Augustine: Allegory and the Good Samaritan

How would Augustine respond to modern day critiques of his "fanciful" exegesis of the Good Samaritan

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∞ Allegory and Metaphor

Jonathan Pennington has some helpful thoughts on allegory and metaphor using the story of the rich young ruler while looking back at past interpretations between the Reformers and the Church Fathers.

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The Viability of Augustine's Allegorical Interpretation of the Good Samaritan

How would Augustine respond to charge that we should not read the parable of the Good Samaritan allegorically?

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Origen and His Rejection of Allegory

Often times as modern readers when we read allegory we automatically assume some flippant use of Scripture to twist the meaning. But here it seems clear from Origen’s own writing that there is some methodology and limits to figural reading and allegory. One of these hermeneutical keys is the rule of faith and the unity of the scriptures. Clearly, Origen saw Marcion and his followers using an interpretation that was outside the rule of faith.

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