Song of Songs: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching [NOOK Book]

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Robert Jenson offers a systematic theologian's careful reading of the Song of Songs. Jenson focuses on the overt sense of the book as an erotic love poem in order to discover how this evocative poetry solicits a theological reading. Jenson finds a story of human love for God in this complex poetic book and offers a commentary that elucidates and inspires.
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Song of Songs: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching

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Overview

Robert Jenson offers a systematic theologian's careful reading of the Song of Songs. Jenson focuses on the overt sense of the book as an erotic love poem in order to discover how this evocative poetry solicits a theological reading. Jenson finds a story of human love for God in this complex poetic book and offers a commentary that elucidates and inspires.
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Robert W. Jenson is Senior Scholar for Research at the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and Professor Emeritus of Religion at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

Kisses 16
Sun-burned but beautiful 19
The shepherdess 23
Mutual admiration 26
Lovesick and happy 30
The voice of the turtledove 33
Strange seeking 37
Who is she? 40
Beauty 44
From Lebanon 47
The garden 49
Strange seeking again 53
His body 56
The garden again 59
A formidable woman 62
Who? Again 65
Amminadib? 68
The dancing shulammite 70
Her queenly body 73
The palm tree 75
Assignation in the countryside 79
The last collection 82
Not her brother 83
A fragment 85
Who? Yet again 86
Under the apple tree 88
The power of love 90
The little sister grows up 95
His own vineyard 99
The voice of whom? 101
Endings 102
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