TABOR - Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Romanian Orthodox Church
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Antiochian Exegesis
The name of Antioch is connected, apart from a specific exegesis of the Holy Scriptures, to a different Christological approach than the Alexandrian one, as well as to its own liturgical tradition. The Alexandrian Exegesis was accused of too much emphasis on spiritual interpretation and too much allegory as system of biblical interpretation, while the “antiohians” emphasized the historical aspect of the biblical text. The beginning of Antiochian exegesis was triggered by a rejection of an exaggerated allegory practiced by Origen and his descendants as a means of interpreting Holy Scripture.