Song of Songs

PART OF SERIES Wisdom Commentary
Book, 2017, 252 pp
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Arguably the biggest blockbuster love song ever composed, the Song of Songs holds a unique place in Jewish and Christian canons as the “holiest” book, in the minds of some readers, and the sexiest in its language and imagery. This commentary aims to interpret this vibrant Song in a contemporary feminist key, informed by close linguistic-literary and social-cultural analysis. Though finding much in the Song to celebrate for women (and men) in their embodied, passionate lives, this work also exposes tensions, vulnerabilities, and inequities between the sexes and among society at large—just what we would expect of a perceptive, poignant love ballad that still tops the charts.
"The combination of voices in this volume provides fertile ground for theological reflection. The minimal Hebrew and style of the volume makes it accessible to non‐specialists, and the theological reflection will undoubtedly serve clergy who regularly teach with an eye toward modern theological reflection." - Nicholas R. Werse, Catholic Books Review
GenreBible Commentary
TopicSong Of Solomon, Feminism
PublisherLiturgical Press

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