Saturday, May 28, 2011

Review of a new book on the Concept of Angels

looks useful!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

notes for discussion email on Pico+Allegory for myth list

Pico + Allegory
notes from Crofton Black: Pico's Heptaplus and Biblical Hermeneutics

154 Proclus model of 3 worlds not consonant with Pico's
159 mutual containment
160 Whatever is in all of the worlds is also in each of them, and there is not one of the worlds in which there is not everything that is in each world.
161 Allegorical Theory
The cosmic scheme is the basis for Pico's theory of allegory.
"the mutual containment of worlds is also indicated in Scripture"
162 ancient fathers were trained in the bonds and affinities of things
164 Proclus -- mechanics of emanation
165 Proclus ET 103
166 n.67 liber de causis n.68 quote from 900
167 mutual containment in Ps.Dionysius+Aquinas
168-70 angelic cognition and human cognition
236 Pico never discusses the events of the Genesis narrative in relation to their own time.
236 Pico's exegesis is anagogical...
237 intellectual ascent