- Paperback: 118 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 4, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 150520531X
- ISBN-13: 978-1505205312
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,147,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Five Beasts of St. Hildegard: Prophetic Symbols of Modern Society Paperback – December 4, 2014
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But as much as I appreciated the author's take on today's societal trends, I remain unconvinced that Saint Hildegard was referring to our times in her visions. One can all too easily read into fanciful apocalyptic imagery such as St. Hildegard's almost anything one wishes (just look at what people have done with the Book of Revelations over the past 2000 years), and it seems that the author has done precisely that. But it does not detract from the undeniable value of his commentary. I think Turner would have done better to use St. Hildegard's visions as a narrative framework for his otherwise worthwhile commentary, rather than claiming any sort of prophetic nature to them.
The book appears to be self-published - not that there's anything wrong with that! I myself have three self-published books to my name, so I salute the author for getting his word out.