Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine Paperback – 1 Jul 1992
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"At long last there has appeared an English-language book worthy of the person it studies. . . . Hildegard of Bingen was an exuberantly complex visualist and thinker; Dr. Newman's book is an excellent way of being introduced to Hildegard's sapiential visuals and thought."--"Adris Newsletter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"This is simply the best book ever done on St. Hildegard in Englisha well-conceptualized work of remarkable erudition and vigorous style. Medievalists will love it, and it will generate debate in the field."Robert I. Burns, S. J." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildergard’s theology of the divine. B Newman, is a very academic type of title. Theology – oh that is a male thing; Hildergard’s theology, oh someone must be latching onto a feminist bandwagon. Having just attempted to read a feminist reading – an anthology of collected papers on the Psalms, I gave up. How wrong can one be! Reading Sarna’s ‘On the Psalms’, I found myself keep reaching for my Bible; and I found myself doing exactly the same thing when I read chapter 2 of this – The Feminine Divine. I first came across Hildergard’s through her music in the late 70’s, and it was like hearing, really hearing, Mozart for the first time. It would be a mistake to interpret what she says as naiveté, but it is a naiveté, which encapsulates both purity and humility, which is why perhaps, St Bernard appears to have taken her under his wing.Read more ›
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