Secrets of God

Secrets of God

Writings of Hildegard of Bingen

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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
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1996
ISBN: 9781570621642
1570621640
Branch Call Number: 282.092 HIL NVD
Characteristics: xii, 186 p., 4 p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Flanagan, Sabina 1948-

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