Tropology, Scriptural
Tropology, Scriptural
The theory and practice of interpreting the figurative meaning of Holy Writ

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.


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  • Scriptural Tropology —     Scriptural Tropology     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Scriptural Tropology     The theory and practice of interpreting the figurative meaning of Holy Writ. The literal meaning, or God intended meaning of the words of the Bible, may be either… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • tropology — tropologic /trop euh loj ik, troh peuh /, tropological, adj. tropologically, adv. /troh pol euh jee/, n., pl. tropologies for 2. 1. the use of figurative language in speech or writing. 2. a treatise on figures of speech or tropes. 3. the use of a …   Universalium

  • tropology — tro•pol•o•gy [[t]troʊˈpɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. pl. gies. 1) rht the use of figurative language in speech or writing 2) rel the use of a Scriptural text so as to give it a moral interpretation or significance apart from its direct meaning • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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