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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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Abstract

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: 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
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2010 22:19
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 15:40
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/532

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