Songs in the desert: The Rabbis and Origen on spiritual ascent

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    The songs in the desert serve both the Rabbis and Origen to sketch a development of spiritual growth. By comparing the songs chosen it is possible to assess the different perspectives: the Rabbis view Moses as the pinnacle, Origen avoids Moses and instead highlights Solomon and his Song of Songs as a type of Christ. For both, the kiss between bridegroom and bride indicates the highest religious intimacy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSeeing through the eyes of faith
    Subtitle of host publicationNew Approaches to the Mystagogy of the Church Fathers
    EditorsPaul van Geest
    Place of PublicationLeuven
    PublisherPeeters Publishers
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9789042931985
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016

    Publication series

    NameLate Antique History and Religion


    • Mystagogy, Church fathers, Spiritual growth


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