The Song of Songs

Maybe this is simplay a matter of religion writers hunting for a fresh angle on Valentine’s Day. Or maybe it is that most-beloved of journalistic conventions: A TREND. Whatever the case, the Song of Songs, easily the most erotically-charged book in the Bible is enjoying a bit of a renaissance. The Washington Post has the story here, via Adelle Banks of Religion News Service.

My favorite quote: “When you start talking about a man and a woman’s accountability to God in the home, and especially in the areas of sexuality and tenderness, you’re about to get a real quiet church service,” Nelson said.

Some of the people in Banks’ story also turn up in this piece by Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times.

My favorite quote: “It’s not to get you horny,” Bickel insists. “It’s to put romantic thoughts into your head and make you see your spouse in a different light.”

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