Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Horace Hummel


The presentation and development of the argumentation of this thesis follow a simple, logical and somewhat natural and progressive flow. The preliminary considerations of Chapter One go over a brief survey of the history of typological interpretation, focus on the notion of sensus plenior, and summarize the basic approaches to typology. Chapter Two delineates the necessary distinction between typology and allegory. The typology of the Old Testament, its terminology and hermeneutical implications, is discussed in Chapter Three. Chapter Four has the same topics but relates to the New Testament area. And all the emergent hermeneutical perspectives raised by the discussion so far are collected, discussed, and "systematized" in the last chapter. It is impossible to avoid some repetition. Although the textual basis simply cannot be omitted, it is not a major aspect in this work. Rather the emphasis is concentrated around the hermeneutical dimension of the subject. All of the argumentation is directly or indirectly linked with the typological hermeneutics. This is not accidental. On the contrary, it is the main objective of this thesis.

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