Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine by Barbara Newman

By Barbara Newman

Barbara Newman reintroduces English-speaking readers to a rare and talented determine of the twelfth-century renaissance. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was once mystic and author, musician and preacher, abbess and scientist who used symbolic theology to discover the that means of her gender in the divine scheme of things.

With a brand new preface, bibliography, and discography, Sister of Wisdom is a landmark publication in women's reports, and it'll even be welcomed through readers in faith and history.

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164, Pitra 576. All translations in this book are mine unless otherwise noted. 3. Ep. 1, Pitra 32831. Page 2 Hildegard receive her visions in ecstasy or in dreams? What did she mean by the title of her book, Scivias? Had she written any other books? 4 In the end the seer favored Guibert with a replya detailed account of the mode of her visionswhich so overwhelmed him that he declared that no woman since the Virgin Mary had received so great a gift from God. "5 The white monks of Villers, with whom he shared her letter, saluted the abbess in even more exalted terms.

DODHildegard of Bingen, De operatione Dei (also known as Liber divinorum operum simplicis hominis), ed. J. D. Mansi, in Stephanus Balluzius: Miscellanea, 2 (Lucca, 1761); rpt. , Hildegard von Bingen, 11791979. Festschrift zum 800. LiederHildegard von Bingen: Lieder [Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum], ed. -I. LSMHildegard of Bingen, Liber simplicis medicinae (also known as Physica and Subtilitatum diversarum naturarum creaturarum libri novem), ed. Charles Daremberg and F. A. LVMHildegard of Bingen, Liber vitae meritorum, per simplicem hominem a vivente luce revelatorum, ed.

35. Fragments in Pitra 496502. 36. "De Catharis," Pitra 34851. 37 In political affairs Hildegard could take advantage of her aristocratic standing and her celebrity to obtain privileges from the great; but she could equally well oppose them, qua prophet, in the name of God. The most outstanding case is her double-edged relationship with Barbarossa. 38 Ever since 1159 this emperor had been technically schismatic in backing a papal candidate of his own, Victor IV, against Pope Alexander III. Hildegard had taken no stance in the schism.

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