Peter said of Paul, “His letters contain some things that are hard to understand.”
“I freely confess, accordingly, that I endeavor to be one of those who write because they have made some progress, and who, by means of writing, make further progress.” – Augustine
I just started reading Desiring the Kingdom by James K.A. Smith, where he argues that true Christian education…
– from Christopher Myers.
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.
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).
Drawn and thought at San Ignatius of Loyola in Rome. March 2005.
A group of men and I told our story of how we met Christ last night. I gathered my thoughts by writing it out. Here it is.
I was very fortunate to be born into such a wonderful family. Not perfect but I have a wonderful heritage of Godly men and women that have known…
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.