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Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation (Second Edition)

Chapter 1: The Four Senses of Scripture

 

The Four Senses of Scripture

Film Focus: This is an episode from The Religion Teacher which discusses the four senses of Scripture, including the literal sense and the three spiritual senses (allegorical, moral, and anagogical).

Text Focus: Pages 16-19

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the four senses of Scripture is the foundation upon which all of the other senses are interpreted? Explain.
  2. What does it mean to read the Scriptures according to the literal sense? Can you give an example?
  3. What does it mean to read the Scriptures according to the allegorical sense? Can you give an example?
  4. What does it mean to read the Scriptures according to the looking at the moral sense? Can you give an example?
  5. What does it mean to read the Scriptures according to the anagogical sense? Can you give an example?

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