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I. History of Religions – II. Classical Antiquity – III. Bible– IV. Church History – V. Systematics – VI. Practical Exegesis– VII. Religious Art

I. History of Religions

Allegory (from Gk ἀλληγορέω/allēgoreō, “say something other [than the literal meaning]”), is a hermeneutical technique (Hermeneutics). The moment a religious message becomes fixed (esp. in writing), a need for interpretation aris…

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Stolz, Fritz, Most, Glenn W., Klauck, Hans-Josef, Bienert, Wolfgang A., Rieger, Reinhold, Watson, Francis B., Dober, Hans Martin and Faupel-Drevs, Kirstin, “Allegory”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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