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typology

 [ti-pol´ah-je]
the study of types; the science of classifying, as bacteria, according to type.

typology

/ty·pol·o·gy/ (ti-pol´ah-je) the study of types; the science of classifying, as bacteria according to type.

typology

the study of types; the science of classifying, as bacteria according to type.
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The invitation to the reader to place him- or herself typologically into this anagogically-framed narrative enacts and encompasses ecclesial and moral truths, for one has to identify one's self as Augustine does, as a type, as a creature created by God to be part of a people whose purpose is to love and serve God.
The confluence of these writing challenges is that the linguistic repertoire of a Creole-English speaker ranges along a continuum and, as a result, there is a constant bidirectional shifting between two polar varieties (the creole and Standard English) which are typologically and genetically different from each other (Alleyne, 1980).
Boesky links images of wounding and generation to the (Jewishly) maternal and material to confirm established readings of the poem as typologically Christian.
This reading resounds in Tolkien's choice of name for the king of Rohan; the lack of specificity in Theoden's name indicates that he is not merely the ruler of the Rohirrim but also a generalized conception of a "lord," typologically representing Hrothgar, and through Hrothgar, the Old Testament kings.
In this paper it is argued that moral value attaches to a variety of objects of willing (including one's own moral worth) and that, although all acts have moral implications, not all acts are typologically moral.
But consider the alternative hypothesis--that mental experiences, like other attributes of animals and men, exhibit a continuity of variation and are not typologically discrete, all-or-nothing qualities totally restricted to a single species.
Although Northern European art still figures prominently with many of the exhibitors, the fair is now all-embracing both typologically and chronologically, satisfying the tastes of fastidious connoisseurs of decorative and fine arts, from remotest antiquity to up-to-the-minute contemporary.
When read typologically, their persecutions offer evidence that they are God's new chosen who, like the biblical Jews, can hope for a better life in a different place--a land attainable by a "flight out of Egypt," implying a "crossing over" the Red Sea or its symbolic equivalent.
Similarly, when Rose writes about reading Proust, she is typologically aligning herself with earlier writers writing about the experience of reading Proust.
Rowena's marriage to Ivanhoe is read typologically by Scott's narrator as uniting two different races that hereafter can be understood as two different cultures and classes:
It also avoids the attendant phonological and morphological difficulties, especially when it involves two typologically different languages.
In this sense, the significant events of the divine economy in Christ manifest the cooperation (synergy-synergia) of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit in the whole redemptive work of Christ, which is typologically expressed, and empirically appropriated, in the sacraments of the church.