A reader writes:
I am a catechist at our parish (almost done a Master’s from the Augustine Institute) but am having trouble describing the relationship between typology and the Allegorical sense of Scripture. Is the typological reading of Scripture synonymous with the allegorical? Does the allegorical USE the typological? It does seem that typology is a bridge between the literal sense and the spiritual senses of Scripture, but how is that to be understood?
I know that the CCC 128 says that typology illuminates the unity of the Old and New Testaments by discerning the prefigurations in the OT that are fulfilled in the New. It also states that, in the allegorical sense, “we can...READ MORE