Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

2006

Publication Source

Journal of Religion

Volume

86

Issue

4

Start Page

713

Last Page

716

DOI

10.1086/509694

Abstract

In this wide-ranging book, first published in German and French in 1996, Luc Brisson aims to cover two millennia of thinking on allegory in barely 160 pages. The result is a compressed overview with moments of great insight. Its strengths lie in the details Brisson is able to work into this brief treatment; its weakness lies in Brisson's failure to justify the system into which he arranges the whole.

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© 2006 by University of Chicago Press.

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Date Posted: 18 December 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.