We who live in the post-sexual-revolution era tend to view those biblical proscriptions as restrictive, superstitious and repressive. Perhaps to some extent they were. But if given the chance, the sages of Israel might respond to our “enlightened” attitudes toward sex by pointing out that our culture’s acceptance and tacit approval of random hook ups, “friends with benefits” and pornography is laughably naïve. The ancients understood that the arrows of Eros were arrows of fire and lightning—elements not to be treated lightly.
In this guided reflection, Brian P. Pinter explores what the Song of Songs can teach about this divine fire driving each of us.
A project of "The Living Word: Scripture in the Life of the Church," a joint project of 'America' and the American Bible Society.
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