This volume considers two very different types of biblical writings and two very timely subjects—violence and sex. Well-known theologian Harvey Cox draws on a wide array of sources in his commentary on Lamentations—including poetry, novels, films, paintings, and photography—to offer a contemporary theological reading that is provocative and sure to stir numerous reflections and responses.
The biblical book of Song of Songs has historically been seen as a book pointing to Christ’s love for the church and has been interpreted in allegorical ways. Yet, it is unique in the canon for its use of erotic poetry, celebrating the human body and human love in graphic terms. Author Stephanie Paulsell suggests that the Song can still have profound meaning for us, teaching us “to love not only what we can see shining on the surface but also those depths of the other which are out of our reach.”
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Harvey Cox is retired as Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, where he taught since 1965. His The Secular City was an international bestseller. Among his books are The Future of Faith, When Jesus Came to Harvard, and Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-first Century.
Stephanie Paulsell is Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of Honoring the Body: Meditations on a Christian Practice and coeditor, with L. Gregory Jones, of The Scope of Our Art: The Vocation of the Theological Teacher.