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Word for the Day: ANAGOGE
2000 MOST CHALLENGING AND OBSCURE WORDS | 2/6/18 | Norman Schur

Posted on 02/06/2018 4:41:34 PM PST by Louis Foxwell

Word For The Day,


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

ANAGOGE

[an uh GOH gee]

hear it pronounced

noun

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1 posted on 02/06/2018 4:41:34 PM PST by Louis Foxwell
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To: Louis Foxwell

Meaning? Without looking it up, it’s probably “someone with no education”.


2 posted on 02/06/2018 4:44:51 PM PST by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: Louis Foxwell; secret garden; VRWCmember; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

I did everything but define the word.
Anagogical: The elevation of the mind to things celestial. A religious term, used to distinguish the four senses of the Scripture: historical, allegorical, moral, and anagogical.
Jerusalem is literally a city of Palestine; allegorically it is the Church; morally it is the believing soul; anagogically Jerusalem is the City of God.
I maintain, here, that Trump’s appeal to MAGA is anagogical, reaching for the highest calling for the USA.


3 posted on 02/06/2018 4:50:31 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
From Wikipedia:

Anagoge (ἀναγωγή), sometimes spelled anagogy, is a Greek word suggesting a "climb" or "ascent" upwards. The anagogical is a method of mystical or spiritual interpretation of statements or events, especially scriptural exegesis, that detects allusions to the afterlife.[1]

Certain medieval theologians describe four methods of interpreting the scriptures: literal/historical, tropological, allegorical, and anagogical.

Hugh of St. Victor, in De scripturis et scriptoribus sacris, distinguished anagoge, as a kind of allegory, from simple allegory.[2] He differentiated in the following way: in a simple allegory, an invisible action is (simply) signified or represented by a visible action; Anagoge is that "reasoning upwards" (sursum ductio), when, from the visible, the invisible action is disclosed or revealed.[3]

The four methods of interpretation point in four different directions: The literal/historical backwards to the past, the allegoric forwards to the future, the tropological downwards to the moral/human, and the anagogic upwards to the spiritual/heavenly.[citation needed]

See also

Allegorical interpretation of the Bible
Biblical hermeneutics
Historical-grammatical method

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And Now, my sentence using the word.

"Professor Occam was the leader in chastising my favorite professor at seminary for his overuse of anagoge in his hermeneutics class. Sometimes the plain meaning of the text is the best interpretation."
4 posted on 02/06/2018 4:50:50 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Anagoge - a hard poke or grind with the knuckles, especially on a person’s head.

My use in a sentence:

“If you go to the prom with Todd, he’ll give you anagoge.”


5 posted on 02/06/2018 5:01:33 PM PST by MilesVeritatis (Devote yourself to the truth, no matter where it leads you.)
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To: left that other site

Afterlife is kind of a lame way to put heaven or hell. Both of those maintain presences in earthly life.

Being born again would be an anagogue to entering one’s needful relationship to God in heaven.


6 posted on 02/06/2018 5:04:32 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Louis Foxwell

You know that.
I know that.
And our WFTD Host Louis knows it too.

Wikipedia...I’m not so sure of! LOL.


7 posted on 02/06/2018 5:09:53 PM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Louis Foxwell
I maintain, here, that Trump’s appeal to MAGA is anagogical, reaching for the highest calling for the USA.

And so the lefts anagogical belief in the gods of progressivism i.e. Saul Alynsky.

8 posted on 02/06/2018 5:18:51 PM PST by Cannoneer ( "..raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.." GW)
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To: Louis Foxwell

A word which I have never heard before. Where did you find it?


9 posted on 02/06/2018 5:27:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: MilesVeritatis

I remember Gogi Grant, she sang “Wayward Wind” back in 1956.


10 posted on 02/06/2018 5:31:12 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: BenLurkin

My bible for this thread has been 2000 MOST CHALLENGING AND OBSCURE WORDS by Norman Schur, 1987.


11 posted on 02/06/2018 6:00:42 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: left that other site

A bunch of seminarians spend their years discussing anagoge, and may never achieve that goal.


12 posted on 02/06/2018 6:03:45 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: MilesVeritatis

If the blow is hard enough to see stars it may be anagogical.


13 posted on 02/06/2018 6:07:31 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yea verily.


14 posted on 02/06/2018 6:08:24 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

If you don’t reach any heights of anagoge, then you at least get the munchies:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3629809/posts


15 posted on 02/06/2018 6:08:31 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: rfp1234

I deserved that.


16 posted on 02/06/2018 6:08:59 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: Cannoneer

True that.


17 posted on 02/06/2018 6:10:02 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: elcid1970

I remember little from 1956.


18 posted on 02/06/2018 6:10:59 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: MoochPooch

A perfectly appropriate reference.


19 posted on 02/06/2018 6:12:09 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Anagoge is what I feel when I realize it don’t be like it is when it do.


20 posted on 02/06/2018 6:14:13 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Jerusalem is the city of The Great King!)
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