Song of Solomon | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Song of Solomon.
This section contains 3,222 words
(approx. 11 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Critical Essay by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

SOURCE: "Sermon 31," in On the "Song of Songs" II, translated by Kilian Walsh, Cistercian Publications, 1976, pp. 124-33.

See annotation to previous excerpt

Sermon 31

THE VARIOUS WAYS OF SEEING GOD

Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon?" The Word, who is the Bridegroom, often makes himself known under more than one form to those who are fervent. Why so? Doubtless because he cannot be seen yet as he is. That vision is unchanging, because the form in which he will then be seen is unchanging; for he is, and can suffer no change determined by present, past or future. Eliminate past and future, and where then is alteration or any shadow of a change? For whatever evolves out of the past and does...

(read more)

This section contains 3,222 words
(approx. 11 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by St. Bernard of Clairvaux