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than you would just watching a movie, but yet it still has that kind of effect for you. It makes you think about things. I want to back up a minute and touch another point that you brought up when you were discussing typological imagery. Despite the fact that the book does cover art and visual imagery, it also covers a lot of theology. It goes very deeply into the Old Testament typology and the New Testament fulfillment of it. Not everybody knows what the study is. Could you expound a little bit on what typology is and how your book utilizes it? First of all, it is sort of a language of symbols. It is also kind of an “outward and visible sign” or symbol. But it is more than that because it is also trying to reach back into the history of the community, that is the faith people of God, and find pointers and places where we can connect where we see a foreshadowing or something that leads us to say, “This has always been.” We are in continuity with the past. I am really careful not to say that we have fulfilled the past, or I try to be a little bit careful. For example, if you say that the crossing of the Red Sea,  and that’s already in the New Testament as a typology of baptism, as something that foreshadows that when the Israelites pass through the water and the ene- mies of the Israelites drown and Satan and all of Satan’s minions drowning in the baptismal water and the people come out they enter into the promised land. This becomes a great symbol for what happens with the individual going through a baptismal ritual. Now that’s not to say that it doesn’t have meaning on its own terms; that if you’re Jewish, or that you couldn’t understand the crossing of the Red Sea without baptism. I don’t want people to think I mean that. I do want to say that Christians see in ѡЁѽͽѡ)ѡЁ́ɕЁݕȁȁѡ)ѡȁɥͅɅ͙ɵѥ)ѡɽ͕%ӊé݅䁽͕ѽɥ)Ёͅɕѽɥ̰ٕ́ɕ͕л )Q䁅ɔЁЁѽɥٕ́ѡЁɔٕ)ݥѠݔѥٔѡ]ٔѡ)ɕЁ́݅́ѡ́́ѡ݅)ѡЁݔɥѡ )eԁݕɔͅ她ѡЁ́ԁхѕɥѥ)ѡԁЁձɔɔ)ѡݡՉа͕ ձԁ͡ɔ)ͽѡЁѕɕѥ́ѡЁ)eЁ܁ɔЁɕٕѼ)ԁ́ԁݕɔѡɕ͕ɍ)]$݅́ɅՅєՑа$ѽ啐ɥ)ݥѠѡՑ她Mɥ$Ё݅)ѽɐ쁵ѥ݅́ѽ͡и$ѡ$)ٔݥѠѡ丁$ѽ́)ՙѡ՝аqAݥѡݥ)t)$䁥ѥٔɥѡ̰ѡ)ͥ쁉ѥʹ́ѡ݅͡ɽ)ͥɥѡͽ]̴͡)ɍʹѡ͔ͽ́ѡ̸ Ёѡ)ѥʹ́ͼɅѥѼѡ܁)䰁ɥͼѡɗé͡)ՅѼѡ̸%ѥѥ́쁱٥)1٥䁅ѡ(ѡЁɥЁͅQѡѡɐ)ѡѡЁ$ݽɭݥѠ݅́ѡѥʹ)́յѥQ́݅́ɕ䁥хЁѡ)Ёݽɱ ѥʹ́݅䁽ɕ)׊e͕ٔѡɽ՝ѡЁɥՅ%ӊé