Secrets of God Writings of Hildegard of Bingen

ISBN-10: 1570621640
ISBN-13: 9781570621642
Edition: 1996
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/9/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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 themThe Book of Life's Merits,visionary workThe Book of Divine Works,a work of cosmology and anthropologyNatural History,a record of plants, animals, and minerals, translated here into English for the first timeCauses and Cures,a compendium of her writing on natural medicineSymphonia,her songs and poetry Biographical works Selected letters

Flanagan teaches at the University of Adelaide.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Scivias
The Book of Life's Merits
The Book of Divine Works
The Natural History
Causes and Cures
The Symphonia
Saints' Lives
Correspondence
Select Bibliography and Discography
Index

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