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

4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0520066151
ISBN-10: 0520066154
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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 alternate Paperback edition.

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"This is simply the best book ever done on St. Hildegard in English—a 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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (February 8, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520066154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520066151
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,279,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Barbara Newman is my go-to expert on all things Hildegard. You can trust that the various papers included in this book have been selected by a true expert in the subject.
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This book is wonderfully readable considering that it leans toward the academic. Some of Newman's arguments reveal how very difficult it is to comprehend Hildegard's theology when we cannot fully appreciate her situation. But at least you won't feel that Newman is too sympathetic with Hildegard!

A fun read, but not one that I would take as a definitive source.
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Good service, complicated book.
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I expected writings from St. Hildegard however it was more like a doctoral thesis. I will look further to find what I want.
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