From Library Journal
Hildegard of Bingen was born in 1098 of noble parents and educated at a Benedictine monastery, where she eventually became prioress. Throughout her life, she experienced mystical visions that were authenticated by the church. Schipperges (Univ. of Heidelberg) delineates this remarkable thinker's view of the human being as a microcosm of the universe, intricately bound by the senses to the life of the soul, nature, and God. Although Schipperges does not delve into her writings in any detail, he does a fine job of concisely portraying the depth and breadth of Hildegard's work, singling out modern medicine and theology as disciplines that much to learn from her vision and faith. Suitable for academic and public libraries.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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