L'interprétation des paraboles chez Origène : originalité, codification et variations d'une méthode exégétique

Abstract : This paper addresses aspects of the method Origen proposes for the interpretation of the parables. After an overview of the three steps of this method, we will discuss the terminology used to define the first of them, trying to explain it in light of other occurrences in Origen’s works. Then, we will examine the origins and the practical application of Origen’s method of interpretation of the parables, in order to show that, contrary to what has often been affirmed, Origen very rarely follows his own suggestions. The reasons for this gap between theory and practice do not seem to be linked to the context in which the parables appear in the Gospels, nor to the possible alterations that Origen’s text may have undergone or to some structural features of the Commentary on Matthew. Ultimately, the explanation is perhaps found in the variety of approaches and solutions that characterizes Origen’s exegesis. From this point of view, Origen’s reflection on the parables is a perfect example both of his effort to systematize biblical exegesis and of his versatility.
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Gianluca Piscini. L'interprétation des paraboles chez Origène : originalité, codification et variations d'une méthode exégétique. Revue des Etudes Tardo-antiques, «Textes pour l’Histoire de l’Antiquité Tardive » (THAT), 2015, pp.35-65. ⟨hal-01257215⟩

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