Wednesday 15 January 2014

Overlooked Herder

In the 2013 winter issue of the Southeastern Theological Review (4:2, 197-222), Senior Member Emeritus Calvin Seerveld has an article published entitled "Overlooked Herder, and the Performative Nature of The Greatest Song as Biblical Wisdom Literature." Cal argues that Herder's (unpublished) treatment of the biblical "Song of Songs" lends support to the oratorio treatment of the book he made 50 years ago, interpreting the text as a sequenced chorus of voices. Seerveld also points out that recent (feminist) scholarship also is willing to entertain the notion that the biblical book is in critique of Solomon.