Allegorical interpretation, especially of the Scriptures. See the extract.(noun)
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"The method of exegesis known as allegorism, whereby the speculations of the Christian theologians were provided with an apparently scriptural basis, was taken over from the Jewish and"
"Stoicism indeed seems to fall back into the materialism that I prevailed before Plato and Aristotle; but the ethical dualism which dominated the mood of the Stoic philosophers, did not in the long run tolerate the materialistic physics; it sought and found help in the metaphysical dualism of the Platonists, and at the same time reconciled itself to the popular religion by means of allegorism, that is, it formed a new theology."
"Pagan or Chris - tian allegorism of myth is dismissed or degraded as wrongly dignifying myth or else ignoring history in favor of mystery."