Alexandrian exegesis

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As Alexandrian exegesis is called by Philo of Alexandria founded, in Christianity especially by Clement of Alexandria and Origen evolved form of biblical exegesis , which, in contrast to Exegetenschule of Antioch limited than on the literal and historical sense (literal) but him through allegorical , in particular the moral-tropological interpretation relates to the inner decision-making situation of the human soul and in this way also brings Platonizing ideas into the Bible interpretation to a large extent .

This tradition was continued under the Latin Church Fathers in a modified form, especially by Ambrosius and Augustine , and integrated into a system of multi-level scriptural interpretation that was already established by Origines.

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