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Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen

An introduction to the life and work of Hildegard. • Reveals the life and teachings of one of the greatest female artists and intellectuals of the Western Mystical Tradition. • Contains 24 full-color illustrations by Hildegard of Bingen ...

Author : Matthew Fox

Release : 2002-12-01

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 1591438160

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An introduction to the life and work of Hildegard. • Reveals the life and teachings of one of the greatest female artists and intellectuals of the Western Mystical Tradition. • Contains 24 full-color illustrations by Hildegard of Bingen. • Includes commentary by Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing (250,000 sold). Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was an extraordinary woman living in the Rhineland valley during most of the twelfth century. Besides being the abbess of a large and influential Benedictine abbey, she was a prominent preacher, healer, scientist, and artist. She also was a composer and theologian, writing nine books on theology, medicine, science, and physiology, as well as 70 poems and an opera. At the age of 42, she began to have visions; these were captured as 36 illuminations--24 of which are recorded in this book along with her commentaries on them. She also wrote a text describing these visions entitled Scivias (Know the Ways), now published as Hildegard of Bingen's Mystical Visions. Author Matthew Fox has stated, "If Hildegard had been a man, she would be well known as one of the greatest artists and intellectuals the world has ever seen." It is a credit to the power of the women's movement and our times that this towering genius of Western thought is being rediscovered in her full grandeur and autonomy. Virtually unknown for more than 800 years in Western history, Hildegard was featured as one of the women in Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in the early 1980s and published for the first time in English by Bear & Company in 1982. In addition to her mystical teachings, Hildegard's music has been performed and recorded for a new and growing audience.

Illuminations

But through the study of books and herbs, through music and the kinship of her sisters, Hildegard found her way from a life of submission to a calling that celebrated the divine glories all around us.

Author : Mary Sharratt

Release : 2012-10-09

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN : 0547840578

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“Sharratt brings one of the most famous and enigmatic women of the Middle Ages to vibrant life in this tour de force, which will captivate the reader from the very first page.” —Sharon Kay Penman“One could not anticipate this majesty and drama . . . Illuminations is riveting, following von Bingen through . . . to emerge as one of the significant voices of the 12th century . . . Unforgettable.” —January MagazineOne of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages, Hildegard von Bingen—Benedictine abbess, healer, composer, saint—experienced mystic visions from a very young age. Offered by her noble family to the Church at the age of eight, she lived for years in forced silence. But through the study of books and herbs, through music and the kinship of her sisters, Hildegard found her way from a life of submission to a calling that celebrated the divine glories all around us. In this brilliantly researched and insightful novel, Mary Sharratt offers a deeply moving portrait of a woman willing to risk everything for what she believed, a triumphant exploration of the life she might well have lived.“Gripping . . . Like Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, [Illuminations] is primarily about relationships forged under pressure.” —Publishers Weekly“Masterful.”—Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Hildegard of Bingen

Over the centuries , many artists have created works inspired by Hildegard .
Some artists paint handmade reproductions of the illuminations in Hildegard ' s
writings , using traditional medieval materials such as parchment and gold leaf .

Author : Carol Reed-Jones

Release : 2004-10

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The life and works of Hildegard of Bingen--nun, visionary, writer, composer, healer, naturalist, traveling preacher, for young readers.

Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works

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.

Author : Matthew Fox

Release : 1987-06-01

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 1591438187

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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.

Representations of the Feminine in the Middle Ages

Hildegard's Awakening : A Self - Portrait of Disruptive Excess by Samuel Lyndon
Gladden The twelfth - century German mystic Hildegard ... Illuminations of
Hildegard of Bingen , ed and commentary Matthew Fox ( Bear , Santa Fe 1985 ) p
26.

Author : Bonnie Wheeler

Release : 1993

Publisher : Boydell & Brewer

ISBN : 9780851156507

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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.

Learning in a Musical Key

At the very least, both Hildegard of Bingen and Susanne Langer argue music's
significance for learning is rooted in its ... way, music instigates interior
illumination or insight from a non-discursive symbolism and indivisible
multidimensionality.

Author : Lisa M. Hess

Release : 2011-09-15

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN : 1621890953

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Learning in a Musical Key examines the multidimensional problem of the relationship between music and theological education. Lisa Hess argues that, in a delightful and baffling way, musical learning has the potential to significantly alter and inform our conception of the nature and process of theological learning. In exploring this exciting intersection of musical learning and theological training, Hess asks two probing questions. First, What does learning from music in a performative mode require? Classical modes of theological education often founder on a dichotomy between theologically musical and educational discourses. It is extremely difficult for many to see how the perceivedly nonmusical learn from music. Is musicality a universally human potential? In exploring this question Hess turns to the music-learning theory of Edwin Gordon, which explores music's unique mode of teaching/learning, its primarily aural-oral mode. This challenge leads to the study's second question: How does a theologian, in the disciplinary sense, integrate a performative mode into critical discourse? Tracking the critical movements of this problem, Hess provides an inherited, transformational logic as a feasible path for integrating a performative mode into multidimensional learning. This approach emerges as a distinctly relational, embodied, multidimensional, and non-correlational performative-mode theology that breaks new ground in the contemporary theological landscape. As an implicitly trinitarian method, rooted in the relationality of God, this non-correlational method offers a practical theological contribution to the discipline of Christian spirituality, newly claimed here as a discipline of transformative teaching/learning through the highly contextualized and self-implicated scholar into relationally formed communities, and ultimately into the world.

A History of Women Philosophers

Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen. Santa Fe, NM; Bear & Co., 1985. —
Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works with Letters and Songs. Santa Fe,
NM: Bear & Co., 1987. Franklin, James C. Mystical Transformations: The Imagery
of ...

Author : M.E. Waithe

Release : 2012-12-06

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN : 9400925514

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aspirations, the rise of western monasticism was the most note worthy event of the early centuries. The importance of monasteries cannot be overstressed as sources of spirituality, learning and auto nomy in the intensely masculinized, militarized feudal period. Drawing their members from the highest levels of society, women's monasteries provided an outlet for the energy and ambition of strong-willed women, as well as positions of considerable authority. Even from periods relatively inhospitable to learning of all kinds, the memory has been preserved of a good number of women of education. Their often considerable achievements and influence, however, generally lie outside even an expanded definition of philo sophy. Among the most notable foremothers of this early period were several whose efforts signal the possibility of later philosophical work. Radegund, in the sixth century, established one of the first Frankish convents, thereby laying the foundations for women's spiritual and intellectual development. From these beginnings, women's monasteries increased rapidly in both number and in fluence both on the continent and in Anglo-Saxon England. Hilda (d. 680) is well known as the powerful abbsess of the double monastery of Whitby. She was eager for knowledge, and five Eng lish bishops were educated under her tutelage. She is also accounted the patron of Caedmon, the first Anglo-Saxon poet of religious verse. The Anglo-Saxon nun Lioba was versed in the liberal arts as well as Scripture and canon law.

Caring in Nursing Classics

Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen. Santa Fe, NM: Bear and Company. Gadow,
S. (1985). Nurse and patient: The caring relationship. In A. H. Bishop &. J. R.
Scudder Jr. (Eds.), Caring, curing, coping: Nurse, physician, patient relationships.

Author : Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Release : 2012-12-12

Publisher : Springer Publishing Company

ISBN : 0826171125

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"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact textbook@springerpub.com to request this content)

Sister of Wisdom

7 Sister of Wisdom In recent years St. Hildegard has found great favor with the
gurus of ”creation-centered spirituality,” ... Gabrielle Uhlein, ed., Meditations with
Hildegard of Bingen (Santa Fe, 1983); Matthew Fox, Illuminations of Hildegard of
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Author : Barbara Newman

Release : 1998-01-20

Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN : 052092018X

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Barbara Newman reintroduces English-speaking readers to an extraordinary and gifted figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was mystic and writer, musician and preacher, abbess and scientist who used symbolic theology to explore the meaning of her gender within the divine scheme of things. With a new preface, bibliography, and discography, Sister of Wisdom is a landmark book in women's studies, and it will also be welcomed by readers in religion and history.

The Healing Path of Prayer

In his book Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen, Matthew Fox writes that “
Hildegard does not hesitate to appropriate the Pentecost experience, the Spirit's
fire that illumines and thaws and connects, to herself. It was when she was
inflamed by a ...

Author : Ron Roth

Release : 2010-04-07

Publisher : Harmony

ISBN : 0307556638

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Prayer is the key to tapping into the healing energy of the Divine. Yet for many people, prayer has been reduced to a rote practice that has lost its basic meaning and efficacy. In his long-awaited first book for an ecumenical readership, internationally renowned spiritual healer Ron Roth teaches his unique approach to prayer as energy medicine. The Healing Path of Prayer explains in detail the connection between healing, faith, and prayer. Roth shows you how to find your own path to prayer in a way that connects with God's healing energy. As Roth explains, you can use this energy not only for physical healing but also, perhaps more significantly, for healing emotional and spiritual wounds that may be at the root of physical maladies. The Healing Path of Prayer gives you specific guidance in setting up a daily healing prayer practice. Through a series of simple but effective exercises and rituals, Roth shows you how to celebrate your own sacraments and become a mystic in the course of your everyday life. Each chapter offers a new, higher level of prayer, enabling you to acquire more advanced techniques of focus, intention, and insight. As Roth revitalizes many tired, traditional prayers with his fresh and inspiring reinterpretations from original scripture, he also recounts the dramatic story of when he discovered his healing abilities, as well as true cases of healing in which he has participated. The Healing Path of Prayer is a blueprint for a truly democratic spirituality. Roth's instruction on how to pray and establish a daily practice of meditation will lead readers into a vital path of everyday mysticism and personal power.

Coloring Mandalas

As envisioned by Hildegard von Bingen, the experience can be “cleansing,
purifying, and healing.” This mandala is based on her ... (Quotations from
Matthew Fox, Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen, pp. 107–8) Mandala 45
During Stage 12, ...

Author : Susanne F. Fincher

Release : 2000

Publisher : Shambhala Publications

ISBN : 1570625832

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This coloring book of traditional circular designs is for adults to use for meditation, healing, or creative fun, with 48 designs plus color art. Includes patterns inspired by forms of nature, Native American and Tibetan sand paintings, Hindu yantras, and the art of M.C. Escher.

Metaphors We Teach By

Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen. Commentary by Matthew Fox. Sante Fe, NM
: Bear & Company. Hilder, M. B. (2006). The 'feminine' face of heroism: Gender
discourse in classic and 19th century fairy tales. Unpublished paper, ACCUTE ...

Author : Dr. Ken Badley

Release : 2012-06-01

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN : 1621893537

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Metaphors We Teach By helps teachers reflect on how the metaphors they use to think about education shape what happens in their classrooms and in their schools. Teaching and learning will differ in classrooms whose teachers think of students as plants to be nurtured from those who consider them as clay to be molded. Students will be assessed differently if teachers think of assessment as a blessing and as justice instead of as measurement. This volume examines dozens of such metaphors related to teaching and teachers, learning and learners, curriculum, assessment, gender, and matters of spirituality and faith. The book challenges teachers to embrace metaphors that fit their worldview and will improve teaching and learning in their classrooms.

The Holy Spirit: Medieval Roman Catholic and Reformation Traditions

One of the greatest female mystics of the twelfth century—indeed of the entire
Middle Ages—Hildegard of Bingen was born in ... She also drewone of her
illuminations—a selfportrait ofthis episode, in which, like the original Pentecost
event, ...

Author : Stanley M. Burgess

Release : 1994-05-01

Publisher : Baker Books

ISBN : 1441242368

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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.

The Middle Ages

Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen . Edited by Matthew Fox . Santa Fe , N.M .:
Bear , 1985. Color reproductions of the illuminations of Hildegard's visionary
manuscripts , accompanied by extensive commentary on the themes of her
cosmology ...

Author : Frank Northen Magill

Release : 1998

Publisher : Salem PressInc

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'You Shall Surely Not Die'

X 16 is a copy of Hildegard von Bingen's Scivias, made not at Rupertsberg, but at
Zwiefalten, and its illustrations differ ... first of all need to be imagined from the
descriptions that she gives of them, rather than studied from the illuminations.

Author : Jill Bradley

Release : 2008

Publisher : BRILL

ISBN : 9004169105

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The period 800-1200 saw many changes in attitude towards death, sin and salvation. Visual sources can provide a valuable complement to written sources, often modifying or adding another dimension to what scholars and theologians expressed in words. Taking miniatures showing the Fall of Man and those with personifications of death, this study looks at the ideas they express and the relationship between them. It examines both the general tendencies and specific manuscripts, relating them to their contexts and to the writings of the time. This book shows the shifts in ideas as to what constitutes sin, the merging of eschatological death with sin and a new emphasis on physical death, thereby giving new insights into medieval thought and culture.

Hildegard of Bingen

Perhaps Hildegard also learned some craft, such as making combs or mats for
the support of the monastery. Later she may have been taught more
sophisticated skills. Some cloistered nuns did illuminations or were skilled in
medicine and ...

Author : Nancy Fierro

Release : 1994

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN : 9781556127533

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Explores the life and contributions of the 12th century Abbess. Fierro shows the spirituality and context of a woman theologian and mystic. With illustrations.

Mystics Quarterly

Hildegard's illuminations are beautifully reproduced , and this book contains
illustrations that are not available in the other major English - language
compendium of Hildegard's art , Matthew Fox's Illuminations of Hildegard of
Bingen ( Bear ...

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Hildegard of Bingen

... sermons, treatises, medieval texts, romances, sculpture, stained-glass
windows, altar pieces, manuscript illuminations. ... An exception to this general
trend, especially with regard to Eve, can be found in the work of Hildegard von
Bingen.

Author : Maud Burnett McInerney

Release : 2013-08-21

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 113482453X

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Personal Correspondence of Hildegard of Bingen

... Mount St. Disibod. The woman to be known to history as Hildegard of Bingen
sat in her small scriptorium composing aletter. ... An illumination in a thirteenth-
century manuscript depicts Hildegard with wax tablet in hand. On the other side
sits ...

Author : Joseph L. Baird Professor of Medieval Studies Kent State University (Emeritus)

Release : 2006-08-14

Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN : 9780195308228

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This book is the first to illuminate the personal life of Hildegard of Bingen by viewing it through the defining lens of her personal correspondence. Joseph L. Baird has selected 75 of the most interesting and revealing of Hildegards letters. He has arranged them in roughly chronological order and provided accessibly written introductory notes that contextualize the letters and explain their significance. This fascinating collection serves as a kind of life in letters that makes an ideal introduction to this exceptional woman, her world, and her work.

The Bloomsbury Review

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