Hildegard Of Bingen

Author: Sabina Flanagan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134666292
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Drawing on contemporary sources, the text unfolds Hildegard's life from the time of her entrance into an anchoress's cell--where a woman would remain in pious isolation--to her death as a famed visionary and writer, abbess and confidante of popes and kings, more than seventy years later. Against this background the author explores Hildegard's vast creative work, encompassing theology, medicine, natural history, poetry, and music.

Hildegard Von Bingen

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Secrets Of God

Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828626
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Visionary, mystic, poet, musician, naturalist, healer, theologian—the Rhineland nun Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) was a Renaissance woman long before there was a Renaissance. This is the first book in English to offer a representative selection of writings from all of her amazing range of work. Hildegard wrote many volumes on subjects from mystical vision to sexuality, from theology to natural medicine—in letters, treatises, poetry, and songs—all in an age when few women wrote more than an occasional letter. She was a woman of extraordinary influence whose work not only surpassed that of her male contemporaries in its range, but also outshone them in visionary beauty and intellectual power. This collection includes a brief biography of Hildegard, and selections from the following works: • Scivias (literally, "know the ways"), the record of Hildegard's visions and her commentary on them • The Book of Life's Merits, visionary work • The Book of Divine Works, a work of cosmology and anthropology • Natural History, a record of plants, animals, and minerals, translated here into English for the first time • Causes and Cures, a compendium of her writing on natural medicine • Symphonia, her songs and poetry • Biographical works • Selected letters


Author: Mary Sharratt
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547567847
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A tale inspired by the life of the 12th-century abbess, composer and prophet depicts a young girl who upon being given to the Church rejects the order's masochistic piety and finds grace in studying books, growing herbs and rejoicing in divine visions before finding ways to liberate her sisters and herself. 20,000 first printing.

Hildegard Of Bingen S Book Of Divine Works

Author: Matthew Fox
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591438187
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Hildegard of Bingen, a Rhineland mystic of the twelfth century, has been called an ideal model of the liberated woman. She was a poet and scientist, painter and musician, healer and abbess, playwright, prophet, preacher and social critic. The Book of Divine Works was written between 1170 and 1173, and this is its first appearance in English. The third volume of a trilogy which includes Scivias, published by Bear & Company in 1985, this visionary work is a signal resounding throughout the planet that a time of healing and balance is at hand. The Book of Divine Works is a cosmology which reunites religion, science, and art, and readers will discover an astonishing symbiosis with contemporary physics in these 800-year-old visions. The present volume also contains 51 letters written by Hildegard to significant political and religious figures of her day and translations of twelve of her songs.

Voice Of The Living Light

Author: Barbara Newman
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520217584
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For a woman of the 12th century, Hildegard of Bingen's achievements were so exceptional that posterity has found it hard to take her measure. Hildegard authority Barbara Newman brings together major scholars to present an accurate portrait of the Benedictine nun and her many contributions to 12th-century religious, cultural, and intellectual life. 18 illustrations.

Hildegard Of Bingen

Author: Anne H. King-Lenzmeier
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814658420
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Hildegard of Bingen: An Integrated Vision surveys the writing of Hildegard of Bingen, both her visionary and non-visionary works, as well as her music,and describes the events and forces in her life that led to Hildegard creating a virtual library of publications. The author provides a sketch of Hildegard as a nun, a religious superior, author, mystic, and musician, while defining the theological integration that occurred during her creative life.

Illuminations Of Hildegard Of Bingen

Author: Matthew Fox
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591438160
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An introduction to the life and work of Hildegard. • Reveals the life and teachings of one of the greatest female artists and intellectuals of the Western Mystical Tradition. • Contains 24 full-color illustrations by Hildegard of Bingen. • Includes commentary by Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing (250,000 sold). Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was an extraordinary woman living in the Rhineland valley during most of the twelfth century. Besides being the abbess of a large and influential Benedictine abbey, she was a prominent preacher, healer, scientist, and artist. She also was a composer and theologian, writing nine books on theology, medicine, science, and physiology, as well as 70 poems and an opera. At the age of 42, she began to have visions; these were captured as 36 illuminations--24 of which are recorded in this book along with her commentaries on them. She also wrote a text describing these visions entitled Scivias (Know the Ways), now published as Hildegard of Bingen's Mystical Visions. Author Matthew Fox has stated, "If Hildegard had been a man, she would be well known as one of the greatest artists and intellectuals the world has ever seen." It is a credit to the power of the women's movement and our times that this towering genius of Western thought is being rediscovered in her full grandeur and autonomy. Virtually unknown for more than 800 years in Western history, Hildegard was featured as one of the women in Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in the early 1980s and published for the first time in English by Bear & Company in 1982. In addition to her mystical teachings, Hildegard's music has been performed and recorded for a new and growing audience.

Selected Writings

Author: Saint Hildegard
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0140436049
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Profiles the twelfth-century German who became a nun and founded her own convent at Ruperstberg, and includes selections of her musical compositions, sermons, correspondence, and ideas in science, art, and architecture.

Hildegard Of Bingen

Author: Carol Reed-Jones
ISBN: 9780965083317
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The life and works of Hildegard of Bingen--nun, visionary, writer, composer, healer, naturalist, traveling preacher, for young readers.