anagogical sense


  • Greek: anagogikos, that which leads up; e.g., the teachings of the Bible lead to eternal life


That division of the typical sense which includes blessings to be hoped for, and which refers particularly to the future life. The rest which the Israelites found in Chanaan is anagogically typical of eternal rest in heaven (Psalm 94; Hebrews 4). Jerusalem in its anagogical sense is typical of the Church triumphant.

MLA Citation

  • “anagogical sense”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2013. Web. 18 January 2019. <>