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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 Hildegard von Bingen s Mystical Visions

Download or read book Hildegard von Bingen s Mystical Visions written by Bruce Hozeski and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1985-11-01 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twelfth-century Rhineland mystic Hildegard von Bingen records her exquisite encounter with divinity, producing a magnificent fusion of divine inspiration and human intellect. Hildegard von Bingen’s Mystical Visions is perhaps the most complete and powerful documentation of mystical consciousness in recorded history. Now after 800 years, these visions are again available for those seeking to reawaken mystical consciousness.

Book Voice of the Living Light

    Book Details:
  • Author : Barbara Newman
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2023-09-01
  • ISBN : 0520922484
  • Pages : 307 pages

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 2023-09-01 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) would have been an extraordinary person in any age. But for a woman of the twelfth century her achievements were so exceptional that posterity has found it hard to take her measure. Barbara Newman, a premier Hildegard authority, brings major scholars together to present an accurate portrait of the Benedictine nun and her many contributions to twelfth-century religious, cultural, and intellectual life. Written by specialists in fields ranging from medieval theology to medicine to music, these essays offer an understanding of how one woman could transform so many of the traditions of the world in which she lived. Hildegard of Bingen was the only woman of her age accepted as an authoritative voice on Christian doctrine as well as the first woman permitted by the pope to write theological books. She was the author of the first known morality play; an artist of unusual talents; the most prolific chant composer of her era; and the first woman to write extensively on natural science and medicine, including sexuality as seen from a female perspective. She was the only woman of her time to preach openly to mixed audiences of clergy and laity, and the first saint whose biography includes a first-person memoir. Adding to the significance of this volume is the fact that Hildegard's oeuvre reflects the entire sweep of twelfth-century culture and society. Scholars and lay readers alike will find this collection a rich introduction to a remarkable figure and to her tumultuous world. With the commemoration of the 900th anniversary of Hildegard's birth in September 1998, the publication of Voice of the Living Light is especially welcome.

Book Scivias a Journey Into the Images of Hildegard Von Bingen

Download or read book Scivias a Journey Into the Images of Hildegard Von Bingen written by Hildegard von Bingen and published by Skira Editore. This book was released on 2019-07-18 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SCIVIAS (Know the Ways) is the story of the journey in which the humanity, or bright stars in Eve's womb, join with the stars in the sky; a possibility offered to each soul, to return back to the Light of the origins of the Earth. An experience belonging to Hildegard in her visions and narrated, in obedience to the voice of God, leaving behind her fears, in a precious manuscript where images make the story come alive. The complexity of the prophetic text is difficult for our present times to access, leaving the images enveloped in a kind of symbolism that is hard to decipher. A Journey into the Images of Hildegard von Bingen is born in the hopes of satisfying this desire for knowledge, revealing the Ways the title of the work promises, in a reading guided by images. The central pages present the 35 original-size miniature reproductions with alongside a key that easily illustrates the symbolic meaning and a concise description of the vision. These Plates that offer a grammar of symbols are followed by richly illustrated pages of rhetoric, a themed reading that crosses the entire work where the details of the figures are highlighted against the miniatures. Here each element of the images - colours, frames, forms, numbers - is not random and, after crossing the threshold, leads inside the work. All seems interrelated and connected in an admirable unitary design where the traveller may virtually enter thanks to an accurate 3D reconstruction. The numerous quotations in the text let us be accompanied on this journey by the living voice and figure of this Saint and Doctor of the Church, narrated in the initial Portrait, a real witness to the possibility of walking along the Ways.

Book Hildegard of Bingen s Book of Divine Works

Download or read book Hildegard of Bingen s Book of Divine Works written by Matthew Fox and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1987-06-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Hildegard Von Bingen s Physica

Download or read book Hildegard Von Bingen s Physica written by Saint Hildegard and published by Inner Traditions / Bear & Co. This book was released on 1998-09 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Saint, mystic, healer, visionary, and fighter, Hildegard von Bingen stands as one of the great figures in the history of women in medicine. She was renowned for her healing work and her original theories of medicine.

Book The Book of Divine Works

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  • Author : St. Hildegard of Bingen
  • Publisher : Catholic University of America Press
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 0813231299
  • Pages : 568 pages

Download or read book The Book of Divine Works written by St. Hildegard of Bingen and published by Catholic University of America Press. This book was released on 2018-10-16 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Completed in 1173, The Book of Divine Works (Liber Divinorum Operum) is the culmination of the Visionary’s Doctor’s theological project, offered here for the first time in a complete and scholarly English translation. The first part explores the intricate physical and spiritual relationships between the cosmos and the human person, with the famous image of the universal Man standing astride the cosmic spheres. The second part examines the rewards for virtue and the punishments for vice, mapped onto a geography of purgatory, hellmouth, and the road to the heavenly city. At the end of each Hildegard writes extensive commentaries on the Prologue to John’s Gospel (Part 1) and the first chapter of Genesis (Part 2)—the only premodern woman to have done so. Finally, the third part tells the history of salvation, imagined as the City of God standing next to the mountain of God’s foreknowledge, with Divine Love reigning over all.

Book Scivias by Hildegard of Bingen

Download or read book Scivias by Hildegard of Bingen written by Saint Hildegard and published by Bear & Company. This book was released on 1986 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Woman Mystic

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  • Author : Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
  • Publisher : New City Press
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 1565484630
  • Pages : 72 pages

Download or read book Woman Mystic written by Elizabeth Ruth Obbard and published by New City Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrating the 2012 declaration of Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) as a saint and a Doctor of the Church, Elizabeth Obbard, OCD interprets selections from Hildegard's first and major work, Scivias. The book includes drawings from Hildegard's early works which help 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.' Is it possible that Hildegard is only now being canonized? Well, whatever the reasons, it is high time, and this very nice anthology of her sayings is a most timely contribution to the coming celebration. This great Benedictine saint and polymath deserves to be better known to the whole world. Terrence Kardong O.S.B. Editor, American Benedictine Review, Assumption Abbey, North Dakota

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 Studia patristica

Download or read book Studia patristica written by Elizabeth A. Livingstone and published by . This book was released on 1982 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Papers presented to the International Conference on Patristic Studies. 2d- 1955-

Book The Vision of Music in Saint Hildegard s Scivias

Download or read book The Vision of Music in Saint Hildegard s Scivias written by Claire Fontijn and published by Music Word Media. This book was released on 2012-10-31 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reassembling song texts and music from the final vision in St. Hildegard of Bingen's prophetic work, Scivias (c1151), this volume provides text and images for a celebration of music's power. Scivias provides the texts for these 14 symphonia songs and contains the dialogue for a morality play.

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 The Cambridge Companion to Hildegard of Bingen

Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Hildegard of Bingen written by Jennifer Bain and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-11-04 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the extraordinary life and works of Hildegard of Bingen, medieval writer, composer, visionary, and monastic founder.

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: This first book-length study of Marguerite Porete's important mystical text, The Mirror of Simple Souls, examines Porete's esoteric and optimistic doctrine of annihilation—the complete transformative union of the soul into God—in its philosophical and historical contexts. Porete was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic in 1310. Her theological treatise survived the flames, but it circulated anonymously or under male pseudonyms until 1946, and her message endures as testament to a distinctive form of medieval spirituality. Robinson begins by focusing on traditional speculations regarding the origin, nature, limitations, and destiny of humankind. She then examines Porete's work in its more immediate historical and literary contexts, focusing on the ways in which Porete conceptualizes and expresses her radical doctrine of annihilation through contemporary metaphors of lineage and nobility.

Book Hildegard of Bingen

Download or read book Hildegard of Bingen written by Maud Burnett McInerney and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the extraordinary life and work of Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century abbess and prophet whose interests ranged from music to theology to zoology to medicine. These essays-written specifically for this volume-approach Hildegard from a variety of perspectives including gender theory, musicology, art history, the history of science, and comparative studies.

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 provides an introduction to Hildegard and her works, with a focus on the historical, literary, and religious context of the seer’s writings and music. Its essays explore the cultural milieu that informs Hildegard’s life and various compositions, and examine understudied aspects of the magistra’s oeuvre, such as the interconnections among her works. A Companion to Hildegard of Bingen builds on earlier studies and presents to an English-speaking audience various facets of the seer’s historical persona and her cultural significance, so that the reader can grasp and appreciate the scope of the unparalleled life and contributions of Hildegard, who was declared to be a saint and a doctor of the Church in 2012. Contributors include: Michael Embach, Margot E. Fassler, Franz J. Felten, George Ferzoco, William T. Flynn, Felix Heinzer, Beverly Mayne Kienzle, Tova Leigh-Choate, Constant J. Mews, Susanne Ruge, Travis A. Stevens, Debra L. Stoudt, and Justin A. Stover.