Song of Songs of Solomon / Explanations and Reflections having Reference to the Interior Life
by Madam Guyon
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Song of Songs of Solomon is Madame Guyon's commentary, of sorts, on the Songs
of Solomon. Imprisoned and persecuted for her mystic views, she provides her
own allegorical and somewhat mystical interpretation of Songs of Solomon. She
interprets the book in terms of Christ and the Church. In particular, she
focuses on the "Spiritual Marriage"--where the soul has "permanent and
lasting possession" of the divine. Her Song describes the different stages
that the believer goes through on the way to maturation in Christ and the
possession of the divine. Although Madame Guyon's interpretation is somewhat
controversial, it remains powerful and is able to move one's heart towards God.
CCEL Staff Writer
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