The history of reception on the Song of Songs shows a great variety of interpretations. Regardless of whether one tends to allegorical, literal or spiritual reception, a broad horizon of meanings and interpretations unfolds. Combining Old Testament Studies with resonance theory, this thesis aims to make a contribution – on an interdisciplinary level – to deduce further possible interpretations of the Song of Songs.
Therefore this thesis engages with the self-world-relations of the Song of Songs. Its inner as well as its outer self-world-relations. The parameters to explore these relations derive from Hartmut Rosa's resonance theory. The aim is to find out under what conditions and to what results the poetic language of the Song generates resonance and how that reflects in its reception with special regard to mystical, rabbinic and contemporary interpretations.
Since 2018 PhD candidate in the Doctoral Program “Resonant Self-World-Relations” at the Karl-Franzens-University, Graz
2015 M.A. Theology at the School of Theology, Reutlingen
2013/14 Scholarship program at the Duke Divinity School Durham, North Carolina, USA
2004 Interdisciplinary further training program: Conflict and Peace at the FernUniversität Hagen
2001 M.A. Sociology and Politics at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg