Karl Möller, The Song of Songs: Beautiful Bodies, Erotic Desire and Intoxicating Pleasure (Grove Biblical Series, 89; Cambridge: Grove Books, 2018)
Christianity has a troubled history in relation to the body, desire and sexuality. Yet in the Song of Songs, we have in Scripture a celebration of sexual desire and experience.
The Song has often, in the past, been read in purely allegorical terms, relating to the relationship between God and the believer. This fascinating study helps to recapture its primary reference, offering important insights into the nature of desire.
1. The Song of Songs and Christianity's Troubled History with the Body and Sexuality
2. Delight in the Beautiful Body
3. Mutual Desire for the Loved One
4. Intoxicating Pleasure and Consummation
5. Some Concluding Reflections
6. Suggestions for Further Reading