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A rarely used term for psychic content of an idealistic or spiritual nature.
[G. anagōgē, fr. an- ago, to lead up]
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The new creation, which is the referent of anagogy, is not an annihilation but an elevation, as O'Connor knew so well, grace does not destroy but perfects and elevates nature.
This "visionary light" is the light of anagogy, by which one may come to behold an intimation of the divine glory.
3) It seems to me to be incorrect to say only that anagogy "should be understood as an interpretive concept, and, therefore, directly dependent for its validity upon the tools of critical analysis" (Wynne 34).
9) The letter teaches the deed; what you believe, allegory; Tropology, what you do; what you strive for, anagogy.
She is understanding anagogy in its traditional function of leading to heaven.
Monks and Fryars read the "sand," or minor arts--the bits of letters and figures--of the Psalter, and know anagogy by its Hebrew name, sod.
One of the ways in which Marcel's dramas effect the communication of his Catholic anagogy is through catharsis.
3) Ralph McInerny offers this description of anagogy in his "Preface" to The Catholic Writer, 10.