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Friday, February 13, 2004

God's lovers.

From the archives, just in time for Valentine's Day: A sermon on the Song of Songs (the Bible's great book of sex) and the nature of religious language.

The Song of Songs is about desire. Although some readers are tempted to see in it only the erotic, and although many have tried to read the sexual dimension of the poem away, the amazing feature of the book is that Jews and Christians have seen something profound about the love of God in the book — as well as something wonderful about human sexuality.

Enjoy!

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 13 February 2004 at 5:15 PM

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1 comments:

Roger Kuhrt:

February 13, 2004 05:53 PM | Permalink for this comment

You may find this book of interest: Labyrinth and the Song of Songs by Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion. It is kind of a way to do midrash on the original. (ISBN: 0-8298-1539-2)



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