In this episode, Ian Clary and Wyatt Graham continue discussing Thomas Aquinas’s view of Holy Scripture. They discuss his view of the four senses of Scripture: literal, allegorical, tropological, and anagogical. Thomas makes a (perhaps surprisingly) clear argument for the importance of the literal sense, and a way of grasping the spiritual sense of Scripture that neither negates nor destroys the literal sense.
Into Theology 64: Thomas Aquinas on Scripture’s Meaning (ST I.Q1)
Episode No. 001