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Biblical Exegesis - Spiritual Exegesis
(4,430 words)

Part of Biblical Exegesis:

1. Historical Survey

2. Biblical Criticism

3. Spiritual Exegesis

Writers of the first Christian centuries were familiar with a literal exegesis and a critical exegesis which hardly differed in aim from our present exegesis; only they did not have the benefit of our tools and improved methods. Origen, the pioneer of Christian allegory, became with his Hexapla the first great critical exegete and a great literal exegete whom St. Jerome often simply copied. Ne…

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Henri Crouzel, “Biblical Exegesis - Spiritual Exegesis”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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