Altogether lovely : a thematic and intertextual reading of the Song of Songs / Havilah Dharamraj.Material type: TextPublisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, (c)2018Description: 299 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781506423203; 1506423205Subject(s): Bible. Song of Solomon -- Criticism, interpretation, etcLOC classification: BS1485.52.D533.A486 2018Online resources: Copyright permission request form.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and indexes.
PART I. Love in Separation The Streets and Squares The Wilderness
PART II. In Praise of the Beloved The Golden One The Foundling
PART III. Gardens The Orchard of Pomegranates The Vineyard
PART IV. Love-and-Its-Jealousy The Unquenchable Love Insatiable Lust Conclusion.
In Altogether Lovely, Havilah Dharamraj approaches the Song with a clear vision of the gendering of power relationships in the ancient Near East and through an intertextual method centered not on production but on the reception of texts. She sets the Song's lyrical portrayal of passion and intimacy alongside other canonical portrayals of love spurned, lust, rejection, and sexual violence from Hosea, Ezekiel, and Isaiah. The result is a richly nuanced exposition of the possibilities of intimacy and remorse in interhuman and divine-human relationship.
Havilah Dharamraj is a Langham scholar, and serves as academic dean and head of the department of Old Testament at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore.