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Finally, at the bottom of the page you will find a suggested reading list for you to familiarize yourself with as a catechist pertinent to this topic.
Suggested Reading List:
St. Augustine of Hippo, On the Advantage of Believing, 5. Augustine speaks of multiple senses of Scripture here.
St. Augustine of Hippo, On Teaching Christianity. Augustine discusses working through the literal sense to find deeper meanings of Scripture especially in Books 2 and 3 of this work.
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Literal Meaning of Genesis. This is a good example of how much the literal sense can vary from what we normally think of as the literal sense.
St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, Book 13. Here, Augustine uses the spiritual senses to interpret the Genesis 1 as signifying the life of the Church.
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I, Q. 1, a. 10. Aquinas discusses the multiple senses of Scripture here.
St. Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on John, 2.1. This is Aquinas’s exegesis of the miracle of the wedding at Cana where he employs multiple senses.
St. Gregory of Nyssa, The Life of Moses. Gregory interprets the life of Moses literally in Book 1 of the work and spiritually in Book 2 of the work.
Origen of Alexandria, On First Principles, 4.11. Origen discusses the multiple senses of Scripture here by way of analogy to the body, soul and spirit of the human creature.