anagoge

anagoge

[an-uh-goh-jee, an-uh-goh-jee]
noun
1.
a spiritual interpretation or application of words, as of Scriptures.
2.
a form of allegorical interpretation of Scripture that seeks hidden meanings regarding the future life.
Also, anagogy.


Origin:
< Late Latin < Greek anagōgḗ an uplifting, equivalent to an- an-3 + agōgḗ, feminine of agōgós leading; see -agogue

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anagoge or anagogy (ˈænəˌɡɒdʒɪ)
 
n
1.  allegorical or spiritual interpretation, esp of sacred works such as the Bible
2.  Christianity allegorical interpretation of the Old Testament as typifying or foreshadowing subjects in the New Testament
 
[C18: via Late Latin from Greek anagōgē a lifting up, from anagein, from ana- + agein to lead]
 
anagogy or anagogy
 
n
 
[C18: via Late Latin from Greek anagōgē a lifting up, from anagein, from ana- + agein to lead]
 
anagogic or anagogy
 
adj
 
ana'gogical or anagogy
 
adj
 
ana'gogically or anagogy
 
adv

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