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The Language of Love in the Song of Songs: Reading With/Into A Vietnamese Church Context

Tran, Thi Ly (2010) The Language of Love in the Song of Songs: Reading With/Into A Vietnamese Church Context. Doctor of Theology thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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    The interrelation of the Bible texts with the culture of its readers has opened an important avenue for biblical interpretation in the Vietnamese context. In this thesis, the Song is studied by using grammatical, textual, literary and historical criticisms, and cross-textual studies and focusing on the primary meaning of the Song that is a human love relationship even though it has a rich interpretative tradition with diverse meanings throughout the past two thousand years. The study is necessary because it will demonstrate similarities between the love language of this biblical text and Vietnamese love language; hence show the relevance to contemporary Vietnamese life of studying the Song. It contributes important knowledge of how the bilical text can interact directly with a Veitnamese traditional culture, provides a model for how other Vietnamese readings might interact with oter biblical texts, and also aims to add to Asian hermeneutics and theology.

    Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Theology)
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Song of Songs, Vietnamese, Vietnamese poetry, interpreting the Song of Songs
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
    Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
    Depositing User: Cate Headey
    Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010 08:19
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 02:40
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/532

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