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Bibil Identifier bibil:210374
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Philosophia ancilla theologiae
Title (English, ) Allegory and Ascension in Philo's On Mating with the Preliminary Studies (De congressu quaerendae eruditionis gratia)
Author de Vries, Hent
Translator Ben-Levi, Jack
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 5, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 1-19 Pages
Genre Translation
Abstract This essay takes Philo of Alexandria's allegorical reading in ‘De congressu quaerendae eruditionis gratia’ of Genesis 16: 1–6, which recounts Abraham's temporary relationship with Hagar, as anticipation of the philosophia ancilla theologiae motif that has informed much of Western Christian and philosophical thought. In so doing, it explores the ways in which Philo's view in ‘On Mating with the Preliminary Studies’ gives new meaning to the ancient Greek curriculum of the enkyklios paideia that would remain decisive for the idea of the artes liberales and the humaniora, from early modernity up until Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics.
DOI 10.2104/bc090041
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Philo of Alexandria
Pericopes Genesis 16,1-16,6
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