Talks on the Song of Songs
Although the Song of Songs, a brief book in the Old Testament, contains no explicit mention of God, the passionate love poetry became for Bernard a springboard into a major exposition of Scripture and an illumined allegory of the spiritual life. Simply said, this gentle saint found God incarnate in every word. This volume contains excerpts from each of Bernard's 86 sermons. Offering a fascinating glimpse of Bernard's spirituality as well as his profound understanding of Christian theology, these writings encourage us to open ourselves to a new experience of love--the transforming and all-fulfilling embrace of God.