S 114 Redeeming Eros: Reading the Song of Songs (2010)

Interpretations of the Song of Songs appear divided between the literal/sexual readings and spiritual/mystical readings. But this division is a sign of our own divided understanding of love, a division less evident in Old Testament thought.

As the lovers in the book seek union and intimacy, so our exploration of this text and its spirituality can lead us to a greater union in our own perspectives and in our relating to God, the divine lover, whose love is total, single and undivided.
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Author: Revd Philip Seddon

Philip was a curate in Manchester, a lecturer in Biblical Studies in Umuahia, Nigeria, and St John's College, Nottingham, and then chaplain at Magdalene College, Cambridge, before returning to lecturing in Biblical Studies in the Selly Oak Colleges, and now at the University of Birmingham. One of the founding members of the Grove Spirituality Group, he has always been fascinated by the relationship between the Scriptural text and the Spiritual life. He is increasingly married to Debbie and they have three growing-up children.

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