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Interpretation and allegory [electronic resource] : antiquity to the modern period / edited with introductory essays by Jon Whitman.

Contributor(s): Whitman, Jon, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Brill's studies in intellectual history: v. 101.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xv, 513 p.).ISBN: 1417536500 (electronic bk.); 9781417536504 (electronic bk.); 9047400151 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9789047400158 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader).Subject(s): Hermeneutics -- History | Allegory | PHILOSOPHY -- Hermeneutics | Hermeneutiek | Congressen (vorm) | HermeneutikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Interpretation and allegory.DDC classification: 121/.686 Other classification: 10.10 | 08.34 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
A retrospective forward : interpretation, allegory, and historical change / Jon Whitman -- Present perspectives : antiquity to the late Middle Ages / Jon Whitman -- Language, text, and truth in ancient polytheist exegesis / Robert Lamberton -- Plato's soul and the body of the text in Philo and Origen / David Dawson -- Theology and exegesis in Midrashic literature / Marc Hirshman -- Allegory and reading God's book : Paul and Augustine on the destiny of Israel / Paula Fredriksen -- The utilization of allegory in Islamic philosophy / Alfred L. Ivry -- On Maimonides' allegorical readings of scripture / Warren Zev Harvey -- Philosophic allegory in medieval Jewish culture : the crisis in Languedoc (1304-6) / Gregg Stern -- Philosophy, commentary, and mythic narrative in twelfth-century France / Winthrop Wetherbee -- Quadruplex sensus, multiplex modus : scriptural sense and mode in medieval Scholastic exegesis / A.J. Minnis -- Present perspectives : the late Middle Ages to the modern period / Jon Whitman -- Allegory and divine names in ecstatic Kabbalah / Moshe Idel -- Boccaccio : the mythographer of the city / Giuseppe F. Mazzotta -- Renaissance hieroglyphic studies : an overview / Charles Dempsey -- Sixteenth-century emblems and imprese as indicators of cultural change / Peter M. Daly -- Vera narratio : Vico's new science of mythology / Joseph Mali -- Allegory as the trope of memory : registers of cultural time in Schlegel and Novalis / Azade Seyhan -- Constructions of allegory/allegories of construction : rethinking history through Benjamin and Freud / Rainer N�agele -- Allegory and the aesthetic ideology / Tobin Siebers.
Summary: An investigation of the theory and practice of interpretation. Concentrating on interpretive allegory, the volume opens and organizes new approaches to over 2000 years of critical change. Its topics extend from pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives to postmodern inquiries.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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A retrospective forward : interpretation, allegory, and historical change / Jon Whitman -- Present perspectives : antiquity to the late Middle Ages / Jon Whitman -- Language, text, and truth in ancient polytheist exegesis / Robert Lamberton -- Plato's soul and the body of the text in Philo and Origen / David Dawson -- Theology and exegesis in Midrashic literature / Marc Hirshman -- Allegory and reading God's book : Paul and Augustine on the destiny of Israel / Paula Fredriksen -- The utilization of allegory in Islamic philosophy / Alfred L. Ivry -- On Maimonides' allegorical readings of scripture / Warren Zev Harvey -- Philosophic allegory in medieval Jewish culture : the crisis in Languedoc (1304-6) / Gregg Stern -- Philosophy, commentary, and mythic narrative in twelfth-century France / Winthrop Wetherbee -- Quadruplex sensus, multiplex modus : scriptural sense and mode in medieval Scholastic exegesis / A.J. Minnis -- Present perspectives : the late Middle Ages to the modern period / Jon Whitman -- Allegory and divine names in ecstatic Kabbalah / Moshe Idel -- Boccaccio : the mythographer of the city / Giuseppe F. Mazzotta -- Renaissance hieroglyphic studies : an overview / Charles Dempsey -- Sixteenth-century emblems and imprese as indicators of cultural change / Peter M. Daly -- Vera narratio : Vico's new science of mythology / Joseph Mali -- Allegory as the trope of memory : registers of cultural time in Schlegel and Novalis / Azade Seyhan -- Constructions of allegory/allegories of construction : rethinking history through Benjamin and Freud / Rainer N�agele -- Allegory and the aesthetic ideology / Tobin Siebers.

An investigation of the theory and practice of interpretation. Concentrating on interpretive allegory, the volume opens and organizes new approaches to over 2000 years of critical change. Its topics extend from pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives to postmodern inquiries.

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