Living is a temporal art like poetry or music. It is dynamic and consecutive in its structure. Nostalgia is a vicious denial of this fact. So is the thirst for immortality. The chord must be resolved.

Robert Penn Warren. At Heaven’s Gate. p 166. 4th printing.

Look at this man’s face and tell me he didn’t believe that statement.

Anagoge –
1. a Greek word suggesting a “climb” or “ascent” upwards. The anagogical is a method of spiritual interpretation of literal statements or events, especially the Scriptures.
Certain Medieval Theologians describe four methods of interpreting the Scriptures: literal/historical, allegorical, tropological (moral), and anagogical. Hugh of St. Victor, in De scripturis et scriptoribus sacris, distinguished anagoge from allegory. The latter is when a visible fact is signified by another visible fact. Anagoge, on the other hand, is ‘leading above,’ when by a visible fact an invisible is declared.

2. The spiritual or mystical interpretation of a word or passage beyond the literal, allegorical or moral sense (especially in Biblical criticism).

Source: Wikipedia. Or the Ancient Greeks depending on what you mean by source.

The [Bible] isn’t written in order simply to “tell us about God” in the abstract. It isn’t designed primarily to provide information, to satisfy the inquiring mind. It’s written to tell the story of what GOD HAS DONE, IS DOING AND WILL DO ABOUT EVIL.

N.T. Wright. Evil and the Justice of God. 45.