Martin Luther's Political Interpretation of the Song of Songs

@article{Carty2011MartinLP,
  title={Martin Luther's Political Interpretation of the Song of Songs},
  author={Jarrett A. Carty},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  year={2011},
  volume={73},
  pages={449-467}
}
  • Jarrett A. Carty
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy
  • The Review of Politics
  • Martin Luther argued that the Hebrew Bible's Song of Songs was "an encomium of the political order," a praise and thanksgiving to God for the gift of temporal government. Luther's political interpretation of this book was unique in his age, and remains so in the history of biblical commentary. This paper offers an account of Luther's peculiar interpretation, as well as its place in his interpretation of the Bible and in the history of biblical commentary, by arguing that it exhibits the… CONTINUE READING
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