For the Oxford Movement, the interpretation of the Bible is inextricably bound up with the doctrine of the Incarnation and the sacraments, so that to neglect a sacramental or allegorical interpretation is in some way to fail to appreciate, or even to deny, these doctrines.
Spiritual exegesis is part and parcel of the Oxford Movement's efforts to help the English church recover her capacity to see and to enjoy the kind of vision of God, which is compellingly attractive, which is the beginning and end of Christian life.
For John Keble, Lent prepares you to meet your Maker.
We must learn to read the Scriptures again as a history of salvation that implicates our future.
John Keble sees in St. Matthew an image of the businessman: only concerned with money, day and night.