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"Song of Songs" and the crisis of celibacy • spotlight.africa
Anthony Egan SJ recently gave a series of lectures on Old Testament literature and became intrigued by the sexualised language of Song of Songs. Reading it more closely, he posits that this text provides an appropriate and timely reflection on celibacy as a requirement for the priesthood. Celibacy, he says can be both a path to deeper union with God or a distraction to spiritual growth and maturity. Recently I had the unlikely opportunity to teach a course on “Old …