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‘By moste sweete and comfortable allegories’: Discerning Spiritual Signs in the Song of Songs

Victoria Brownlee

in Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812487
eISBN:
9780191850325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812487.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Song of Songs, as a poetic dialogue between two lovers, presented literally minded biblical commentators with a thorny exegetical dilemma: either accept the presence of a purely erotic text in ... More


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