11 January 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

The mystery of the incarnation of the Logos is the key to all the arcane symbolism and typology in the Scriptures, and in addition give us knowledge of created things, both visible and intelligible. - St. Maximos the Confessor, *First Century on Theology* par. 66


Anonymous said...

There is "arcane symbolism and typology in the Scripture" apart from that which the New Testament explicates for us?

William Weedon said...

I believe the thought of St. Miaximos (and hardly uniquely his) is that the NT shows us HOW to interpret the OT. "That Rock was Christ." It's not a matter of being restricted solely to the example supplied in the NT. They were examples of how the Holy Spirit teaches the Church to see in in the OT the face of God in Christ Jesus.