Interpretation of the Bible
- Different Approaches:
The literal and moral approaches are associated with
the Antiochian patristic tradition, the allegorical
with the Alexandrian. The terms "symbol", "allegory", and
"analogy" are used in very different ways by different Fathers,
and often do not mean what the reader might first think.
St. Vincent of Lérins,
- Scripture as a spiritual mirror:
St. Ephraim of Syria:
Epistle to Publius;
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