Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine


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Sister of Wisdom introduces English-speaking readers to Hildegaard of Bingen, an extraordinarily gifted and versatile figure of the twelfth-century Renaissance. St Hildegaard captured the imagination of her age. Mystic and writer, musician and preacher, abbess and scientist, she styled herself a "poor little female" yet rebuked popes, prelates and emperors with the authority of a prophet. Surveying a wide range of newly translated poems, prose texts, and manuscript illustrations, Newman shows how Hildegaard used symbolic ...

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