Secrets of God

Writings of Hildegard of Bingen
Product Number: EB00688068
Released: Oct 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834828629
Publisher: Shambhala
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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 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 them The Book of Life's Merits, visionary work The Book of Divine Works, a work of cosmology and anthropology Natural History, a record of plants, animals, and minerals, translated here into English for the first time Causes and Cures, a compendium of her writing on natural medicine Symphonia, her songs and poetry Biographical works Selected letters

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Author(s): Hildegard Of Bingen
Original Publish Date: Jul 09, 1996

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