The Song of Songs Paperback

A contemplative guide

by Graeme Watson;

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The Song of Songs

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The Song of Songs is a short, beautiful but currently neglected book of the Bible. Whilst acknowledging it’s fascinating portrayal of human love and longing for love, this unusual book explores the possibility of drawing on the mystics and the poets to read the book at a more profound level as a resource for contemplative prayer.

Aims to present the Song of Songs as a resource for contemplative prayer. From its recorded beginning before Christ, this biblical poem was widely, and in fact exclusively, interpreted both by Jews and Christians as a hymn of God's passionate love for his chosen people.

The Song of Songs is however a mysterious book, and the more modern reading of it as a celebration of human erotic love has largely displaced this older interpretation. Here, the author presents a contemporary mystical reading, with reference to some later Christian poetry, including John Donne, George Herbert, Gerald Manley Hopkins, and R. S. Thomas.

Graeme is an Anglican priest who has worked in pastoral posts and in training men and women for ordained and lay ministries. A spiritual director, he also leads poetry workshops and retreats and a meditation group. His first book “Strike the Cloud” about the 14th century classic, The Cloud of Unknowing, was published by SPCK.

The Song of Songs by Graeme Watson was published by SPCK in May 2014 and is our 39535th best seller. The ISBN for The Song of Songs is 9780281066902.

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Details for The Song of Songs

Page last updated 12th May 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK (May 2014)
Number of Pages144
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
Product Code4269053
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