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an·a·go·ge

also an·a·go·gy  (ăn′ə-gō′jē)
n. pl. an·a·go·ges also an·a·go·gies
A mystical interpretation of a word, passage, or text, especially scriptural exegesis that detects allusions to heaven or the afterlife.

[Late Latin anagōgē, from Late Greek, spiritual uplift, from anagein, to lift up : ana-, ana- + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·gog′ic (-gŏj′ĭk), an′a·gog′i·cal adj.
an′a·gog′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.anagogical - based on or exemplifying anagoge
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Tagore himself thus throws into relief the underlying or the anagogical meaning of the recurrent motif, so pervasive in his poetry and drama, and of a mysterious caller coming to awaken the self-imprisoned soul.
the literal, anagogical (or spiritual), and allegorical levels, all three observed in Claudel's reading, and bearing the stamp of papal approval, an assent which would not have carried the weight it does with the exegete were it not derived from Christ's own practice, notably His consistent use of figures--God spoke to man in images
of that most anagogical phase of the Chronicles of Narnia, The Last Battle, a novel in fact first published in the same year as Faces (201 ff.
50) Later in his treatise, Bonaventure explains that the power of art inheres in its "product" "effect," and "fruit," which, because of their relationship to Scripture, function as tools of exegesis parallel to the allegorical, moral, and anagogical.
The document cites by way of example the classical patristic perspective that identified the literal, allegorical, anagogical (or mystical), and tropological (or moral) readings of the biblical text.
Thus, while using extensively Maximus's most theologically weighty treatises, especially his two sets of Ambigua and his Quaestiones ad Thalassium (as well as the Capita theologica in chapter 1), Cooper also uses works written for a monastic context, such as the Capita de caritate, sensitive to their ascetical and anagogical significance.
A reading based on the principles in Angus Fletcher's book, Allegory: the theory of a symbolic mode (1964), would certainly not presume to strive towards totalisation or "positing the anagogical sense of the text as yet another sense to be found within the text" (Ullen, 2001:187; his emphasis).
The tenth chapter focuses on Calvin's analogical method, and links it to his theology's anagogical movement; the eleventh and twelfth chapters consider two images of God in Calvin's thought, the universe and Jesus Christ.
Taylor uses his deep understanding of Boethius, Emmerson, Auerbach, and Muller to good purpose here, explaining the audience and the cultural context of the York mystery plays and their cycle, the role of typology and Boethian time in the structure, fifteenth-century mystical nominalism, and ritual compensations at the anagogical level.
A strong theology of the resurrection demonstrates how this openness is graced and redeemed by indicating that this symbolic depth of the body (its analogical and anagogical senses, if you will) has been confirmed by God and fulfilled in the risen Jesus.
It is true that it may function on various semantic levels, or layers of dress, to adopt Dante's metaphor, whether allegorical, literal, moral or anagogical, (17) but only so long as these are known and definable by the poet, as Dante tells us in his commentary in the Vita Nuova: 'pero che grande vergogna sarebbe in colui che rimasse cose sotto vesta di figura o di colore rettorico .
However, the fourfold exegesis of the Old Testament figurae -- above all, the Exodus -- with their subsequent allegorical, moral, and anagogical fulfilments receives barely more than a couple of inconclusive mentions in this book (pp.