Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Ronald L. Giese, Jr.
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Biblical Studies; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Theology
Lyu, Sanggeol, "The Considerations of Interpretation through the Function of Imagery in the Song of Songs and its Application to the Current Believing Community" (2001). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 169.
The Song of Songs parallels with the synthetic method of literary criticism. This criticism places value on the text because it is literature for the believing community to maximize the celebration of delight and consummation of love within marriage and it deemphasizes the search for the hidden meaning beyond the text. Literary criticism demonstrates not only the function of the literary message but also the aesthetic effect, and is suitable and adaptable to explain and help determine the identity of today's young adults. The study focuses on the wisdom of others and how it is adapted for today. It also reduces the gap between the pulpit and the young adult community, while helping the preacher to be more honest in teaching the Song of Songs.