Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today's Treasury of Daily Prayer Writing

So, is it just me? The writing for today from Gregory the Great seems to be a perfect example of a thoroughly allegorical interpretation of a biblical text. No? The point he makes is certainly true - but is that really the point one ought to draw from that text? Or, is he just using a biblical picture to make a point - like an "illustration?" It was fun reading it though!

1 comment:

William Weedon said...

It was a thorough going allegory, and his points were fascinating. You can't go wrong when the message is that pastors should live in the Word of God. One thing I love about Treasury is that it lets the Fathers be themselves - and there was in Western Fathers a LOT of allegorizing.