Dave Bish has a great little post, with the help of Tim Chester and Jonathan Leeman, on how our anti-authoritarianism, and not necessarily individualism, has caused us to misread Song of Songs and undervalue the role of the church in the gospel.
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I’ve been scratching my head over Song of Songs recently (and no – its not because of any recent changes to my relationship status!) – not sure if I’m any closer to figuring out just exactly what’s going on in that book. One of the big challenges is trying to figure out how Song of Songs fits into the big biblical theological picture. There has been such horrible allegorical abuse of the book in the past and so its quite a challenge to figure out how one teaches it faithfully as a distinctively Christian book without spiritualizing the details so as to distort the original intended point of the book.