EBookClubs

Read Books & Download eBooks Full Online

EBookClubs

Read Books & Download eBooks Full Online

Book Woman Mystic  Selections from Saint Hildegard of Bingen   s Scivias

Download or read book Woman Mystic Selections from Saint Hildegard of Bingen s Scivias written by and published by New City Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrating the 2012 declaration of Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) as a Doctor of the Church, Elizabeth Obbard, OCD, interprets selections from Hildegard's first and major work, "Scivias." Obbard includes her own drawings, done in the Benedictine tradition, to illuminate the prophetic visions put forth by the German mystic. Hildegard is concerned with the whole panorama of the story of salvation. Reason is paramount. Order is necessary. She writes on creation, the Trinity, baptism and confirmation, lay people, the Eucharist, the history of salvation, virtues, angels, and 'The Symphony of the Blessed.' Obbard's lucid rendering of the English text is an excellent way to access Hildegard's wisdom.

Book Les r  v  lations de sainte Hildegarde  ou le Scivias Domini manifest   par le rapprochement de ses visions combin  es entre elles

Download or read book Les r v lations de sainte Hildegarde ou le Scivias Domini manifest par le rapprochement de ses visions combin es entre elles written by Pierre Lachèze and published by . This book was released on 1863 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Hildegard of Bingen

Download or read book Hildegard of Bingen written by Saint Hildegard and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, and Islamic traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.

Book Cosmos  Liturgy  and the Arts in the Twelfth Century

Download or read book Cosmos Liturgy and the Arts in the Twelfth Century written by Margot E. Fassler and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2022-12-06 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Cosmos, Liturgy, and the Arts in the Twelfth Century, Margot E. Fassler takes readers into the rich, complex world of Hildegard of Bingen’s Scivias (meaning “Know the ways”) to explore how medieval thinkers understood and imagined the universe. Hildegard, renowned for her contributions to theology, music, literature, and art, developed unique methods for integrating these forms of thought and expression into a complete vision of the cosmos and of the human journey. Scivias was Hildegard’s first major theological work and the only one of her writings that was both illuminated and copied by scribes from her monastery during her lifetime. It contains not just religious visions and theological commentary, but also a shortened version of Hildegard’s play Ordo virtutum (“Play of the virtues”), plus the texts of fourteen musical compositions. These elements of Scivias, Fassler contends, form a coherent whole demonstrating how Hildegard used theology and the liturgical arts to lead and to teach the nuns of her community. Hildegard’s visual and sonic images unfold slowly and deliberately, opening up varied paths of knowing. Hildegard and her nuns adapted forms of singing that they believed to be crucial to the reform of the Church in their day and central to the ongoing turning of the heavens and to the nature of time itself. Hildegard’s vision of the universe is a “Cosmic Egg,” as described in Scivias, filled with strife and striving, and at its center unfolds the epic drama of every human soul, embodied through sound and singing. Though Hildegard’s view of the cosmos is far removed from modern understanding, Fassler’s analysis reveals how this dynamic cosmological framework from the Middle Ages resonates with contemporary thinking in surprising ways, and underscores the vitality of the arts as embodied modes of theological expression and knowledge.

Book The Holy Spirit  Medieval Roman Catholic and Reformation Traditions

Download or read book The Holy Spirit Medieval Roman Catholic and Reformation Traditions written by Stanley M. Burgess and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 1994-05-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Holy Spirit: Medieval Roman Catholic and Reformation Traditions (Sixth-Sixteenth Centuries) is the third in a series of three volumes devoted to the history of Christian pneumatology. In the first volume, The Holy Spirit: Ancient Christian Traditions (formerly titled The Spirit and the Church: Antiquity), Stanley M. Burgess detailed Christian efforts from the end of the first century to the end of the fifth century A.D. to understand the divine Third Person. Volume 1 explored the tensions between the developing institutional order and various prophetic elements in the Church. The second volume, The Holy Spirit: Eastern Christian Traditions, brought together a wealth of material on the Spirit from Eastern Christian traditions, a rich heritage often overlooked in Western Christianity. By exploring the various ways in which Eastern theologians understood the Third Person of the Trinity, volume 2 showed how modern Christians can gain a wider vision and fuller understanding of the workings of the Holy Spirit in history and in our own generation. This concluding volume examines medieval Roman Catholic and Reformation attitudes toward the Holy Spirit beginning with the writings of medieval Catholic theologians from Gregory the Great and Bede to Aquinas and Bonaventure. Subsequent sections describe the contributions of influential women such Hildegard of Bingen, Birgitta of Sweden, and Catherine of Siena; "fringe" figures such as Joachim of Fiore and the Cathars; the magisterial reformers Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin; leading Catholic reformers such as Ignatius of Loyola; and the "radical reformers" Thomas Muntzer and Menno Simons.

Book Hildegard von Bingen s Ordo Virtutum

Download or read book Hildegard von Bingen s Ordo Virtutum written by Michael Gardiner and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-03 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ordo Virtutum, Hildegard von Bingen’s twelfth-century music-drama, is one of the first known examples of a large-scale composition by a named composer in the Western canon. Not only does the Ordo’s expansive duration set it apart from its precursors, but also its complex imagery and non-biblical narrative have raised various questions concerning its context and genre. As a poetic meditation on the fall of a soul, the Ordo deploys an array of personified virtues and musical forces over the course of its eighty-seven chants. In this ambitious analysis of the work, Michael C. Gardiner examines how classical Neoplatonic hierarchies are established in the music-drama and considers how they are mediated and subverted through a series of concentric absorptions (absorptions related to medieval Platonism and its various theological developments) which lie at the core of the work’s musical design and text. This is achieved primarily through Gardiner’s musical network model, which implicates mode into a networked system of nodes, and draws upon parallels with the medieval interpretation of Platonic ontology and Hildegard’s correlative realization through sound, song, and voice.

Book Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete s Mirror of Simple Souls

Download or read book Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete s Mirror of Simple Souls written by Joanne Maguire Robinson and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An in-depth examination of the work of this important medieval woman mystic.

Book A Companion to Hildegard of Bingen

Download or read book A Companion to Hildegard of Bingen written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2013-10-17 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents facets of the historical persona and cultural significance of Hildegard of Bingen, named Doctor of the Church in 2012. Its essays explore the historical, literary, and religious context of her oeuvre and examine understudied aspects of her works.

Book Migraine Art

    Book Details:
  • Author : Klaus Podoll
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2009-02-24
  • ISBN : 9781556436727
  • Pages : 408 pages

Download or read book Migraine Art written by Klaus Podoll and published by North Atlantic Books. This book was released on 2009-02-24 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Migraine Art includes more than 300 powerful illustrations and paintings created by migraine sufferers from around the world. It provides a thoroughly unique window into the subjective world of the migraine sufferer. The idea of collecting migraine art started with a number of public competitions in the 1980s, which encouraged artists, both amateur and professional, to illustrate the pain, the visual disturbances, and the effect migraines had on their lives. The book includes hundreds of these submissions as well as detailed descriptions of different types of migraine visual phenomena. Covering such topics as migraine signs, triggers, and treatments, as well as types of visual hallucinations and somatic sensations and experiences, the book offers a comprehensive view of the migraine experience. Each category of visual disturbance is accompanied by related artwork. A description of migraine visual experiences of famous historical figures, such as Blaise Pascal and Lewis Carroll, provide historical background on the topic. The book also includes a history of four Migraine Art competitions and information about the Migraine Art collection.

Book Concise Dictionary of Women Artists

Download or read book Concise Dictionary of Women Artists written by Delia Gaze and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-03 with total page 786 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book includes some 200 complete entries from the award-winning Dictionary of Women Artists, as well as a selection of introductory essays from the main volume.

Book Dictionary of Women Artists  Introductory surveys   Artists  A I

Download or read book Dictionary of Women Artists Introductory surveys Artists A I written by Delia Gaze and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1997 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Book Mystics

    Book Details:
  • Author : William Harmless
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780195300383
  • Pages : 350 pages

Download or read book Mystics written by William Harmless and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2008 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mystics are path-breaking religious practitioners who claim to have experience the infinite, word-defying Mystery that is God. Many have been gifted writers with an uncanny ability to communicate the great realities of life with both a theologian's precision and a poet's lyricism. They use words to jolt us into recognizing ineffable mysteries surging beneath the surface of our lives and within the depths of our hearts and, by their artistry, can awaken us to see and savor fugitive glimpses of a God-drenched world.In Mystics, William Harmless, S.J., introduces readers to the scholarly study of mysticism. He explores both mystics' extraordinary lives and their no-less-extraordinary writings using a unique case-study method centered on detailed examinations of six major Christian mystics: Thomas Merton, Bernard of Clairvaux, Hildegard of Bingen, Bonaventure, Meister Eckhart, and Evagrius Ponticus. Rather than presenting mysticism as a subtle web of psychological or theological abstractions, Harmless's case-study approach brings things down to earth, restoring mystics to their historical context.Harmless highlights the pungent diversity of mystical experiences and mystical theologies. Stepping beyond Christianity, he also explores mystical elements within Islam and Buddhism, offering a chapter on the popular Sufi poet Rumi and one on the famous Japanese Zen master Dogen. Harmless concludes with an overview of the century-long scholarly conversation on mysticism and offers a unique, multifaceted optic for understanding mystics, their communities, and their writings. Geared toward a wide audience, Mystics balances state-of-the-art scholarship with accessible, lucid prose.

Book Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Download or read book Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age written by Albrecht Classen and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2016-09-12 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bi- and multilingualism are of great interest for contemporary linguists since this phenomenon deeply reflects on language acquisition, language use, and sociolinguistic conditions in many different circumstances all over the world. Multilingualism was, however, certainly rather common already, if not especially, in the premodern world. For some time now, research has started to explore this issue through a number of specialized studies. The present volume continues with the investigation of multilingualism through a collection of case studies focusing on important examples in medieval and early modern societies, that is, in linguistic and cultural contact zones, such as England, Spain, the Holy Land, but also the New World. As all contributors confirm, the numerous cases of multilingualism discussed here indicate strongly that the premodern period knew considerably less barriers between people of different social classes, cultural background, and religious orientation. But we also have to acknowledge that already then human communication could fail because of linguistic hurdles which prevented mutual understanding in religious and cultural terms.

Book Voice of the Living Light

Download or read book Voice of the Living Light written by Barbara Newman and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1998-09-30 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Representations of the Feminine in the Middle Ages

Download or read book Representations of the Feminine in the Middle Ages written by Bonnie Wheeler and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 1993 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the most part, the women portrayed have speak to us through intermediaries. Hildegard of Bingen, Christine de Pisan, and Ann Hutchinson's 'recusant nuns' may present themselves in their own words - though even here there are veils of concealment, dissimulation, assumption and presumption to be removed - but Chaucer's women, Chretien's patrons, Milton's Eve, the conflation of saints which comprises Wilgefortis, Ste Foy, and the imperious Theodora are presented in the words, works and social milieux of men. Where they are, ostensibly, given their own voices it is by male authors.

Book Women s Lives

    Book Details:
  • Author : Nahir I. Otaño Gracia
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release : 2022-02-15
  • ISBN : 1786838346
  • Pages : 274 pages

Download or read book Women s Lives written by Nahir I. Otaño Gracia and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2022-02-15 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women’s Lives presents essays on the ways in which the lives and voices of women permeated medieval literature and culture. The ubiquity of women amongst the medieval canon provides an opportunity for considering a different sphere of medieval culture and power that is frequently not given the attention it requires. The reception and use of female figures from this period has proven influential as subjects in literary, political, and social writings; the lives of medieval women may be read as models of positive transgression, and their representation and reception make powerful arguments for equality, agency and authority on behalf of the writers who employed them. The volume includes essays on well-known medieval women, such as Hildegard of Bingen and Teresa of Cartagena, as well as women less-known to scholars of the European Middle Ages, such as Al-Kāhina and Liang Hongyu. Each essay is directly related to the work of Elizabeth Petroff, a scholar of Medieval Women Mystics who helped recover texts written by medieval women.

Book Prophets Abroad

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rosalynn Voaden
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 9780859914253
  • Pages : 220 pages

Download or read book Prophets Abroad written by Rosalynn Voaden and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 1996 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays on the influence of continental holy women on their English counterparts.