Altogether Lovely: A Thematic and Intertextual Reading of the Song of Songs
Altogether Lovely: A Thematic and Intertextual Reading of the Song of Songs  -     By: Havilah Dharamraj
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The frank eroticism of the Song of Songs has long seemed out of place in the Hebrew Bible. As a result, both Jewish and Christian interpreters have struggled to read it as an allegory of the relationship between God (as husband) and Israel or the church (as bride). Havilah Dharamraj approaches the Song with a clear vision of the genderization of power relationships in the ancient Near East and through an intertextual method centered not on production but on the reception of texts. She sets the Song’s lyrical portrayal of passion and intimacy alongside other canonical portrayals of love spurned, lust, rejection, and sexual violence from Hosea, Ezekiel, and Isaiah. The result is a richly nuanced exposition of the possibilities of intimacy and remorse in interhuman and divine-human relationship. The intertextual juxtaposition of contrasting texts produces a third text, an intracanonical conversation in which patriarchal control and violence are answered in a tender and generous mutuality.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1506423205
ISBN-13: 9781506423203
Series: South Asian Theology

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