Song of Songs 101: Understanding the Bible's Most Unusual Book

Written by:
Nicholas Ayo
Narrated by:
Nicholas Ayo
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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2009
4 hours 38 minutes
Join celebrated Great Books professor Fr. Nicholas Ayo in exploring one of the Bible’s most unusual books.

At once sensual and sacred, the Song of Songs, sometimes known as the Canticle of Canticles or the Song of Solomon, contains some of the world’s most beautiful love poetry. Now, discover how these unique and astonishing poems found their way into the Bible.

The mutuality and equality of man and woman in and love are rarely encountered in the. In fact, nowhere else in the Bible is love suffused with such descriptive beauty. As you examine these poems line by line, you’ll see how they uplift and affirm our capacity for love. Our contemporary culture seems at some times to be too puritan, and at other times, too lascivious. Discover how these timeless biblical poems find a medium, honoring both soul and body in human love.

With Fr. Ayo as your guide, you will gain clarity about the overall scheme of the poetry, examining its language and historical background. An award-winning author, he elucidates beautifully how the Song of Songs spoke to the ancient listener and how it continues to speak to our contemporary world. You will gain invaluable insight into the beauty and wisdom in the Song of Songs.

Explore the timeless power of the Song of Songs today.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.
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