Analogically, Univocally, and Equivocally

Discussion in 'Exegetical Forum' started by C. Matthew McMahon, Aug 2, 2005.

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  1. ARStager

    ARStager Puritan Board Freshman

    Okay, I just had one of those "I get it" moments as I combined my first week's worth of Koine Greek with this discussion. For some reason I couldn't figure out what the difference was between "archetypal" and "ectypal" knowledge was, other than trying to remember the English definitions attached to them ("original" and "derivative", respectively).

    Then I realized that "arche" in Greek is "first or beginning" and "ek" in Greek is the preposition for "out of" or "from".

    I wish I had another crack at the Vocab section of the GRE test with all these Greek tidbits and connections I'm making.

    Tangential, I know. But hey...
     
  2. JohnV

    JohnV Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Well, I had a thought too, tied to something I learned before. Whether one knows antithetically or not, one knows antithetically, to abuse poor old Aristotle. So whether it is analogical, ectypal, or through zen, its at least antithetical.
     
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