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SEX, ALLEGORY AND CENSORSHIP: A RECONSIDERATION OF MEDIEVAL COMMENTARIES ON THE SONG OF SONGS

Mary Dove

in Literature and Theology

Volume 10, issue 4, pages 317-328
Published in print December 1996 | ISSN: 0269-1205
e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/10.4.317
SEX, ALLEGORY AND CENSORSHIP: A RECONSIDERATION OF MEDIEVAL COMMENTARIES ON THE SONG OF SONGS

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Allegory, E.D.Hirsch argues, has all but vanished from the modern world. But in the interpretation of the Song of Songs since Origen and Augustine, allegorical readinga have been central to debate. Distinguishing between Origen's explicit allegorising and Augustine's declaredly literal reading of the Canticum Canticorum, continuity from Origen is traced though to the medieval Glossa Ordinaria with the public erotics of which a comparison is finally made with Michel Foucault in his La Volenté de savoir.

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