“Let Him Kiss Me with the Kisses of His Mouth!”

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195130089
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835393 | DOI:
“Let Him Kiss Me with the Kisses of His Mouth!”

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This chapter focuses on the history of interpretation of the Song of Songs, with a particular attention given to Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs. It also considers the important contribution of Origen in the history of biblical interpretation, as well as contemporary interpretations (e.g., feminist) of this poetic book in Hebrew Scripture.

Keywords: Bernard of Clairvaux; Origen; Song of Songs; lectio divina; allegory; Mariology; Cistercians; mysticism

Chapter.  17024 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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