oa Neotestamentica - Movement from allegory to metaphor or from metaphor to allegory? 'Discovering' religious truth

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0254-8356
  • E-ISSN: 2518-4628



The above issue not only immediately confronts one with the conundrum of the modal relationship between these two literary phenomena, but also with the epistemic status of allegory. In spite of its traditional pejorative connotation, it is made clear that the use of allegory should be a well accepted literary technique. This is not only indicated by a more postmodern approach to the theory of literature but also by more profound considerations, such as those of the 'discovery' and 'generation' of religious truth.

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