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Origen on the Song of Songs as the Spirit of Scripture: The Bridegroom's Perfect Marriage-Song

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Christian exegesis of the Song of Songs has long interacted creatively with - and, more recently, reacted critically against - the allegorical interpretation developed by Origen of Alexandria (c.185-c.254) in his Commentary and two Homilies on the Song of Songs. Interest in Origen's exegesis of the Song's narrative elements has dominated past scholarship, which has almost entirely ignored how Origen assesses the Song itself, in its unity as a revealed text. This study aims to show that the Commentary and Homilies - when read in light of Origen's hermeneutic, his nuptial theology, his understanding of the prophetic mediation of inspired texts, and his doctrine of last things - clearly portray the Song of Songs itself as the divine Bridegroom's perfect marriage-song. As such, it mediates Christ's eschatological presence, as the `spirit' of Scripture, in and through the intelligible structures of the text itself.

About the Author

J. Christopher King is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real and currently resides in New York City.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Origen and the spiritual reading of the Song of Songs

3. Origen, the nuptial motif, and the Song of Songs

4. Origen's grounds for the wholly spiritual reading of the Song of Songs

5. Origen on the hermeneutical unity of the Song of Songs

6. Origen on the hermeneutical finality of the Song of Songs

7. Conclusion: the Song of Songs as the spirit of Scripture

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199272181
Author:
King, J. Christopher
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, J. Christopher
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Origen
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Christian Theology - History
Subject:
Theology | History of Christianity | Early Church
Subject:
Religion and Theology | History of Christianity | Early Church
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Origen - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Religion & Theology | History of Christianity | Early Church
Subject:
Christianity-History of Theology
Series:
Oxford Theological Monographs
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5.7 x 8.6 x 1 in 1.081 lb

Related Subjects

Religion » Christianity » Biblical Reference » Criticism
Religion » Christianity » History
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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