Womanist Wisdom in the Song of Songs

Secrets of an African Princess

  • Abi Doukhan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Abi Doukhan
    Pages 15-28
  3. Abi Doukhan
    Pages 29-45
  4. Abi Doukhan
    Pages 47-60
  5. Abi Doukhan
    Pages 61-73
  6. Abi Doukhan
    Pages 75-88
  7. Abi Doukhan
    Pages 89-103
  8. Abi Doukhan
    Pages 105-129
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 131-139

About this book


Belonging to Hebrew Wisdom literature, the Song of Songs offers a fresh look at love and relationships through its main female character, the Shulamite, which profoundly differs from traditional religious approaches to love and sexuality. Drawing from exegetical as well as philosophical sources, Abi Doukhan follows the Shulamite’s journey away from patriarchy to her own self-individuation as she discovers a wisdom of love that is deeply personal and feminine.  


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Authors and affiliations

  • Abi Doukhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Queens College, CUNYFlushingUSA

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