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I am indebted to Dr. Peter Leithart for his writings and lectures on the Song of Songs. For further reading, you can visit his website. These thoughts might help in approaching the book. Wisdom literature It is helpful to consider the book’s position in the canon as part of the wisdom literature. In Proverbs, the king exhorts his son to seek wisdom and ...


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Historically, there have been two primary understandings of the Song of Solomon - It prefigures the love that Christ has for his church It is an erotic love story Personally, I find it nearly impossible to accept the first, however. I submit, on the basis of SOS 5:3-6, the following: I have taken off my robe— must I put it on again? I have ...


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According to the Catholic Church, the marital act has two effects: procreative and unitive. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes. CCC 2351 That Catechism reference is in relation to the sin of Lust, which Jesus equates with adultery. It's lust that is the problem, and the ...


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Many interpretations argue that the Song of Solomon is about both the relationship between husband and wife and about Christ and his Church. This stems in large part from Paul's words to the Ephesians: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is ...


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Please consider this quote: "The abandonment of the reproductive function is the common feature of all perversions. We actually describe a sexual activity as perverse if it has given up the aim of reproduction and pursues the attainment of pleasure as an aim independent of it. So, as you will see, the breach and turning point in the development of sexual ...



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