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Book Title: Scivias|
The size of the: 317 KB
Edition: Paulist Press
Date of issue: March 1st 1990
ISBN 13: 9780809131303
The author of the book: Hildegard of Bingen
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Hildegard caught my interest years ago when I realized how popular albums of her music were at the library I worked at compared to everything else in our religious section. Then came to learn that she was both a very early female Christian thinker and mind of her day, as well as being something of an icon to a quasi-mystical, New Age and heterodox niche of spirituality today.
I found Hildegard's visions to have rather imaginative, dream/nightmare-esque qualities to them. Sort of reminded me of visions Dante presented. Her insights on the images she saw point to someone who wasn't crazy, but who could speak coolly to ecstatic visions. And she is most definitely *not* what the New Age wants to get in bed with. She a lot about judgment and the fallen nature of mankind, her theology is what you would expect from her day, a very God vs. Satan view of things.
Read information about the authorHildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, German Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Elected a magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165. One of her works as a composer, the Ordo Virtutum, is an early example of liturgical drama.
She wrote theological, botanical and medicinal texts, as well as letters, liturgical songs, poems, and arguably the oldest surviving morality play, while supervising brilliant miniature Illuminations.
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