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Language, Eros, BeingKabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination$
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Elliot R. Wolfson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780823224180

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823224180.001.0001

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Coming-To-Head, Returning-To-Womb: (E)Soteric Gnosis and Overcoming Gender Dimorphism

Coming-To-Head, Returning-To-Womb: (E)Soteric Gnosis and Overcoming Gender Dimorphism

(p.333) Chapter Eight Coming-To-Head, Returning-To-Womb: (E)Soteric Gnosis and Overcoming Gender Dimorphism
Language, Eros, Being

Elliot R. Wolfson

Fordham University Press

This chapter focuses on the interpretation of the Song of Songs (a biblical book that is significant in the history of Judaism and Christianity), and its hermeneutical problem: How does one interpret the exclusively sensual language of a book canonized as part of sacred Scripture? From the standpoints presented earlier in this book, the book is interpreted in the view of medieval kabbalists.

Keywords:   gnosis, gender dimorphism, Song of Songs, Judaism, Christianity, Kabbalah, phenomenology, religion, philosophy

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