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Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity$
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John David Dawson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520226302

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520226302.001.0001

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Allegory and Embodiment: Boyarin and Origen

Allegory and Embodiment: Boyarin and Origen

(p.47) Chapter 2 Allegory and Embodiment: Boyarin and Origen
Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

John David Dawson

University of California Press

This chapter provides an alternative analysis of a key passage from Origen's commentary and places it in the context of Origen's allegorical reading of the Song. It begins with an outline of Boyarin's comments on the passage and then studies how Origen understands allegorical reading. This chapter claims that Origen approaches texts to enhance, not evade, embodied human life. A comparison of Origen and Boyarin reveals that the precise character of the body as such is still a matter for debate.

Keywords:   Origen, commentary, allegorical reading, body, embodied human life, Daniel Boyarin

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