Allegorical interpretation of places in Origen's homilies on the book of Joshua

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In his sermons on the Book of Joshua Origen argues that whereas the book refers to historical facts, the book should to also be seen as a story of Christ’s salvation of man. More specifically the Israelites entering of the Holy land is a prefiguring of the newly baptized Christian’s journey toward Christ. This should furthermore be seen in connection with the fact that the primary audience for these sermons where the catechumens and the newly baptized.
Original languageEnglish
JournalReligion and Theology: A Journal of Contemporary Religious Discourse
Pages (from-to)289-301
Number of pages112
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • Origen, allegory, Joshua, sermons, catechumen

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