The Book of Revelation, difficult as it may be for "literalists," becomes much simpler when we read it typologically , as a mosiac of allusions to Old Testament prophecy.
Jesus ’ view of nature and life , which sometimes shines through his speeches and parables in fragments and hidden allusions , shows quite clearly that he understood this fact.Max Scheler, in Philosophies of Love, p.179
It is this fundamental love of simplicity that distinguishes T'ao Ch'ien's verses from the works of court poets of his time, who utilized obscure allusions and complicated stylistic devices to fashion verses that appealed only to the highly educated. T'ao Ch'ien, by way of contrast, seldom made any literary allusions whatsoever, and he wrote for the widest possible audience. As a consequence, he was slighted by his era's critics and only fully appreciated by later generations of readers.Frank Northen Magill, in Great lives from history: Ancient and medieval series, Vol. 5 (1988), p. 2071
British conversation is like a game of cricket or a boxing match; personal allusions are forbidden like hitting below the belt, and anyone who loses his temper is disqualified.André Maurois (1939) Un Art de Vivre (The Art of Living)
Tulsidas’s poetry , like that of most other bhakti-saints, is assumed to reflect an underpinning of personal religious experience and to contain allusions to events in author’s life.M. Callewaert and Rupert Snell in "According to Tradition: Hagiographical Writing in India", p.80
Perhaps his greatest intellectual virtue was his unremitting adherence to clarity and to rational argument. His work is without allusions ...Alfred Jules Ayer, in A. J. Ayer's Philosophy And Its Greatness
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