The Wisdom of Love in ‘The Song of Songs’
Dr Gillow Reynolds argues for a unique interpretation of this sensual and mysterious poem, long considered the most important book of the Hebrew Scriptures but nowadays relatively unknown. The Wisdom of Love in the Song of Songs brings cohesion and context to the disparate mystical, academic and secular interpretations of the Song, shedding new light on, and insight into, one of the greatest love poems of all time.
The book includes a complete reproduction of the verses from The Song of Songs and colour and black and white images. ISBN: 978-0-9956478-2-4 Format: Hardback, quarter cloth binding Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm Length: 392 pages Publication Date: 21/06/2018 Genre: Theology £30.00
‘ … A tour de force, The Wisdom of Love in the Song of Songs deserves to be read by all who are willing to have their hearts and minds stretched and enlarged … A book for scholars and for a more general readership, it will be a great help in bringing the Song back to life today…written with passion – heart and soul – like the Song itself.’
Graeme Watson, author of The Song of Songs: A Contemplative Guide
Dr Gillow Reynolds has explored a difficult and controversial subject with great depth and insight; bringing his vast knowledge of art, literature, medieval mystics, psychology, the classics and, not least, the Bible to analyse the Song of Solomon, a poem that has exercised great minds for centuries. His unique approach is refreshing, accessible and often humorous … Like the ‘wise scribe’ who ‘brought forth things both new and old’ (Matt: 13:52) Dr Gillow Reynolds has given us new wine from a very old tradition. In this beautifully produced book he has served it again in a new wine skin, making the precious vintage of The Song of Songs available – and enjoyable – today. I strongly recommend it.’
Johanna O’ Mahony Walters, author of They Dared to be Different: Pioneering Women