Of the Coming of the Father and the Son to the Soul

Sermon 69 on The Song of Songs

“My beloved is mine, and I am his.” In my last sermon I attributed this saying to the Church Universal, because of the promises made to her by God in this present life as well as in the life to come. The question was raised whether it was possible for an individual soul to claim for itself what the whole Church might claim without presumption, or whether indeed it could appropriate the promise to itself in any way at all. I...

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On the Song of Songs: Bernard of Clairvaux