J. Christopher King

in Origen on the Song of Songs as the Spirit of Scripture

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199272181
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603433 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs


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This introductory chapter discusses the writings of Origen of Alexandria (c.185-c.254), particularly the Commentary and Homilies on the Song. It argues that Origen approaches the Song of Songs itself, in its manifest intelligibility, as the summit of the mystical life and the supreme textual point of contact and union between the Christian soul and her heavenly Bridegroom. An overview of the chapters in this volume is presented.

Keywords: Origen; Song of Songs; marriage; theology

Chapter.  15313 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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