Solomon’s Muse: the wisdom of love in ‘The Song of Songs’

Reynolds offers a fresh interpretation of this sensual and mysterious poem in the Old Testament, long considered the most important book of the Hebrew Scriptures but nowadays relatively unknown. While a number of interpretations of The Song of Songs have evolved over time, each has focused on its allegorical rather than its narrative meaning. Solomon’s Muse shifts this interpretative focus by proposing that once the human (narrative) story is clear only one interpretation of its spiritual meaning makes sense.

The book includes a complete reproduction of the verses from The Song of Songs.

ISBN: 978-0-9956478-2-4
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
Length: 250 pages
Publication Date: 27/11/2017
Genre: Theology

About the Author

Stefan Gillow Reynolds is a Benedictine Oblate of the World Community for Christian Meditation, co-ordinator for Oblates in Ireland and an Associate of the Irish Cistercians. He has a PhD from London University in Christian Spirituality, has taught theology at Georgetown University, Washington DC and gives regular retreats and seminars on Christian mysticism. He is the author of Living with the Mind of Christ: Mindfulness in Christian Spirituality (Darton Longman and Todd, 2016).