Song of Songs of Solomon / Explanations and Reflections having Reference to the Interior Life

by Madam Guyon


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Song of Songs of Solomon is Madame Guyon's commentary, of sorts, on the Songs of Solomon. Imprisoned and persecuted for her mystic views, she provides her own allegorical and somewhat mystical interpretation of Songs of Solomon. She interprets the book in terms of Christ and the Church. In particular, she focuses on the "Spiritual Marriage"--where the soul has "permanent and lasting possession" of the divine. Her Song describes the different stages that the believer goes through on the way to maturation in Christ and the possession of the divine. Although Madame Guyon's interpretation is somewhat controversial, it remains powerful and is able to move one's heart towards God.

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Madam Guyon
Source: Wikipedia
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Born: April 13, 1648
Died: June 9, 1717, Blois
Related topics: Biography, Catholic women, Catholics, Fe?nelon, Franc?ois de Salignac de La Mothe-,--1651-1715, France
Basic information: Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon) (13 April 1648 – 9 June 1717) was a French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism. Quietism was considered heretical by the Roman Catholic Church, and she was imprisoned from 1695 to 1703 after publishing a book on the topic, A Short and Easy Method of Prayer.
Popular works: Autobiography of Madame Guyon, Short and Easy Method of Prayer, Song of Songs of Solomon / Explanations and Reflections having Reference to the Interior Life

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