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From the time of Christ until the time of Luther, a major hermeneutical tool was the practice of allegorization. Today most evangelical scholars reject allegorization as an illegitimate hermeneutical device.

  1. Define allegorization and show why this long-used method of interpreting Scripture is now repudiated.
  2. Contrast the genre of allegory with the method of allegorizing and show why one is considered legitimate and the other illegitimate.