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The Resource The voice of my beloved : the Song of Songs in western medieval Christianity, E. Ann Matter

The voice of my beloved : the Song of Songs in western medieval Christianity, E. Ann Matter

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The voice of my beloved : the Song of Songs in western medieval Christianity
Title
The voice of my beloved
Title remainder
the Song of Songs in western medieval Christianity
Statement of responsibility
E. Ann Matter
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The Song of Songs, eight chapters of love lyrics found in the collection of wisdom literature attributed to Solomon, is the most enigmatic book of the Bible. For thousands of years Jews and Christians alike have preserved it in the canon of scripture and used it in liturgy. Exegetes saw it as a central text for allegorical interpretations, and so the Song of Songs has exerted an enormous influence on spirituality and mysticism in the Western tradition. In the Voice of My Beloved, E. Ann Matter focuses on the most fertile moment of Song of Songs interpretation: the Middle Ages. At least eighty Latin commentaries on the text survive from the period. In tracing the evolution of these commentaries, Matter reveals them to be a vehicle for expressing changing medieval ideas about the church, the relationship between body and soul, and human and divine love. She shows that the commentaries constitute a well-defined genre of medieval Latin literature. And in discussing the exegesis of the Song of Songs, she takes into account the modern exegesis of the book and feminist critiques of the theology embodied in the text
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matter, E. Ann
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1485.2
LC item number
.M38 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Middle Ages series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hooglied (bijbelboek)
  • Exegese
  • Exegese
Label
The voice of my beloved : the Song of Songs in western medieval Christianity, E. Ann Matter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-210) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Latin Commentary on the Song of Songs to 1200
  • The Vulgate Text of the Song of Songs
  • Introduction to the Genre
  • Hidden Origins: The Legacy of Alexandria
  • The Key to the Code: Allegory and the Song of Songs
  • The Song of Songs as the Changing Portrait of the Church
  • The Marriage of the Soul
  • The Woman Who is the All: The Virgin Mary and the Song of Songs
  • The Genre as Trope: The Song of Songs in the Vernacular
Control code
20564890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780812214208
Lccn
89028621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)20564890
Label
The voice of my beloved : the Song of Songs in western medieval Christianity, E. Ann Matter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-210) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Latin Commentary on the Song of Songs to 1200
  • The Vulgate Text of the Song of Songs
  • Introduction to the Genre
  • Hidden Origins: The Legacy of Alexandria
  • The Key to the Code: Allegory and the Song of Songs
  • The Song of Songs as the Changing Portrait of the Church
  • The Marriage of the Soul
  • The Woman Who is the All: The Virgin Mary and the Song of Songs
  • The Genre as Trope: The Song of Songs in the Vernacular
Control code
20564890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780812214208
Lccn
89028621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)20564890

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