Recovering the Song of Songs as a Text of Devotion in Christian Practice

Dr Stephanie Paulsell
Given in the context of the E. Glenn Hinson Lectures at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, March, 2011.

If we let it, poetry can open our imaginations and refresh our vision of God, of ourselves and the world… I invite you to … the song beyond language humming inside each of us.

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To whom does the Song speak most directly, to whom does it most truly belong? To the married woman in a heterosexual relation? or to the celibate man who has been praying the Song of Songs for most of his adult life?

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With thanks to Dr Paulsell and the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky