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Song Of Songs (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) [Hardcover]

By Robert W. Jenson (Author)
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Here Robert Jenson offers a systematic theologian's careful reading of the Song of Songs. Jenson focuses on the overt sense of the book as an erotic love poem in order to discover how this evocative poetry solicits a theological reading. Jenson finds a story of human love for God in this complex poetic book and offers a commentary that elucidates and inspires.

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Here Robert Jenson offers a systematic theologian's careful reading of the Song of Songs. Jenson focuses on the overt sense of the book as an erotic love poem in order to discover how this evocative poetry solicits a theological reading. Jenson finds a story of human love for God in this complex poetic book and offers a commentary that elucidates and inspires.

Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   106
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.18" Width: 6.66" Height: 0.58"
Weight:   0.71 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 31, 2005
Publisher   PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Edition  New  
Series  Interpretation Commentary  
ISBN  0804231176  
ISBN13  9780804231176  


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More About Robert W. Jenson


Robert W. Jenson Robert W. Jenson is an American Lutheran systematic theologian and Professor Emeritus of Religion at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Currently he is a professor of religion at the Center for Theological Inquiry at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Jenson attended Luther College and Luther Seminary. Between his years as a college student and a seminarian, he studied philosophy in Paris as a Fulbright scholar. At Luther Seminary Jenson was assistant to the famous Orthodox Lutheran theologian, Herman Preus. Preus infused with Jenson a strong belief in Orthodox Lutheran understanding of predestination. Against the majority of the staff at Luther Seminary at that time, who believed that God merely foreknew who would have faith and who not, Preus held that God had decreed the salvation of a definite number of the elect, without a decree of reprobation.

Later Jenson went to Heidelberg where he became familiar with the theology of Karl Barth, and, under the supervision of Peter Brunner, he wrote his doctoral dissertation on Barth's doctrine of election. Jenson then began teaching at Luther College, where he continued to study Barth and also became increasingly interested in the philosophy of Hegel. The staff of the Religion Department at Luther College grew impatient with his teaching and charged him with teaching heresy. They threatened to resign if Jenson was not fired, but the college's president supported Jenson, and several professors subsequently left the college.

Throughout this period he became increasingly interested in ecumenical theology, and in the 1980s and 1990s his theology moved in a progressively Catholic and ecumenical direction. With Braaten he founded the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. The Centre publishes the journal Pro Ecclesia, and it has produced several books on ecumenical theology.

Robert W. Jenson currently resides in Princeton, in the state of New Jersey. Robert W. Jenson has an academic affiliation as follows - Princeton University.

Robert W. Jenson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Systematic Theology (Oxford Hardcover)


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Song of Songs Interpretation Series by Robert Jenson  Feb 26, 2006
Excellent resource. We are using it for Adult Bible Study.
 
From the cover:  Sep 9, 2005
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In this volume, which completes the acclaimed Interpretation commentary series, the author offers a systematic theologian's careful reading of the Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon. The author focuses on the overt sense of the book as an erotic love poem in order to discover how this evocative poetry solicits a theological reading. He finds a story of human love for God in this complex poetic book and offers a commentary that elucidates and inspires.
 

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