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Acta Theologica

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ENGLAND, F. Sacred texts and mystic meaning: an inquiry into Christian Spirituality and the interpretive use of the Bible. Acta theol. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.2, pp. 47-71. ISSN 1015-8758.

This article endeavours merely to highlight four areas in the increasingly fertile and enriching field of Christian Spirituality which may demand some further scrutiny by scholars: (i) the observation of the 'open' and 'live' quality of classic sacred texts; (ii) the attention owed to the informing worldviews of both authors and readers; (iii) the specific use of language and modes of exegesis employed in the Christian spiritual quest, and (iv) the issue of the highly personal and narrative nature of Christian spirituality and how it may be monitored.

Keywords : Sacred classic; Worldviews; Allegory; Metaphor; Apophatic; Narrative.

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