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

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224180
eISBN:
9780823235377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224180.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

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 ... More


The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Herschel Farbman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is about dreams. It looks at the works of several authors that make the dream a central concern. “I sleep, but my heart wakes,” says the Song of Songs. “The other night” names the sleepless ... More


From the Limbs of the Heart to the Soul’s Organs

Jean-Louis Chrétien

in Carnal Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter offers a hermeneutic retrieval of the biblical Song of Songs. Developing and expanding on classical commentaries from Origen, St. Augustine, Gregory the Great, and others, the author ... More


The Bells of Genoa and Nietzschean Epiphanies

Paolo D’Iorio

in Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento: Genesis of the Philosophy of the Free Spirit

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226164564
eISBN:
9780226288659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288659.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter traces the motif of bells as a signal for epiphanies in Nietzsche's work. D'Iorio offers a history of the idea of the epiphany for the Greeks, for Christianity, and for James Joyce, and ... More


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