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Coming-To-Head, Returning-To-Womb: (E)Soteric Gnosis and Overcoming Gender Dimorphism

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Language, Eros, Being

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224180
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235377 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224180.003.0008
Coming-To-Head,             Returning-To-Womb: (E)Soteric Gnosis and Overcoming Gender Dimorphism

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This chapter focuses on the interpretation of the Song of Songs (a biblical book that is significant in the history of Judaism and Christianity), and its hermeneutical problem: How does one interpret the exclusively sensual language of a book canonized as part of sacred Scripture? From the standpoints presented earlier in this book, the book is interpreted in the view of medieval kabbalists.

Keywords: gnosis; gender dimorphism; Song of Songs; Judaism; Christianity; Kabbalah; phenomenology; religion; philosophy

Chapter.  22363 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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