Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times: Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century

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It has taken from the 12th century until now to declare Hildegard a Saint and Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church.

In the pages of this book, Hildegard's teachings - and warnings - live again. By pointing out the injustices of her time, we recognized them as the same injustices of our time - only magnified. She warns us of the consequences of the mistreatment and marginalizing of women, oppression of the poor and powerless, destruction of our ...

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Overview

It has taken from the 12th century until now to declare Hildegard a Saint and Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church.

In the pages of this book, Hildegard's teachings - and warnings - live again. By pointing out the injustices of her time, we recognized them as the same injustices of our time - only magnified. She warns us of the consequences of the mistreatment and marginalizing of women, oppression of the poor and powerless, destruction of our environment, and the dangers of a patriarchal system run wild.

Demanding reform of society's institutions and social structures. Hildegard implores all of us to live in integrity with our espoused principles. She especially implores our leaders to wield their influence "wisely."

Hildegard also tells us how to bring light to the dark places in our lives, and thus our world. She urges us to "be useful," to nurture nature, to speak up against injustice wherever we find it. But she also reminds us to sing, to dance, to be creative, and to celebrate life.

Matthew Fox wields his pen passionately, putting us in touch with the animating and reforming power of Hildegard as she urges us to "wake up." Dare we ignore her plea?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897238738
  • Publisher: Namaste Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 328,594
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Fox is the popular and controversial theologian and author of more than 25 books that expose the corruption and patriarchal hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church and invite us to return to a more mystical experience of Christianity. He is founder and director of the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality in Oakland, CA. A member of the Dominican Order for 34 years, Fox was silenced by the Vatican in 1989 and formally dismissed in 1993. Now an Episcopal minister, he travels extensively sharing his radical vision of a Christianity that leans toward mysticism rather than orthodoxy, and Divine Feminism rather than patriarchy.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Joan Chittister ix

Introduction xiii

Hildegard of Bingen

Herald of the Divine Feminine, Green Prophet, Church Reformer

Chapter 1 Who is Hildegard? 1

Chapter 2 Living Words and the Cosmic Christ 11

Hildegard meets Mary Oliver

Chapter 3 The God of Life and Light or the God of Religion? 25

Hildegard meets Howard Thurman

Chapter 4 Hildegard as Eco-Warrior 33

Loving and Defending Mother Earth

Chapter 5 Hildegard and 21st Century Science 45

Hildegard Meets Einstein

Chapter 6 Hildegard's Lineage 63

Creation Spirituality and the Rhineland

Mystic Movement

Chapter 7 Wild Woman and Shaman Proclaiming Wisdom, Creativity, and the Holy Spirit 81

Hildegard Meets Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Chapter 8 Hildegard as Prophet to Society and Religion 97

Chapter 9 Hildegard as Herald of the Divine Feminine 111

Hildegard meets Dorothee Soelle

Conclusion Is Hildegard a Trojan Horse Entering the Gates of the Vatican? 125

Appendix 133

Employing Spiritual Practices in the Spirit of Hildegard

Acknowledgments 141

Notes 143

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Perhaps do for her what was done for Eckhart.

    As one who has read and enjoyed everything written by Matthew Fox, let me say that this book was no disappointment. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was enjoyable, informative and enlightening. To a point. It certainly was Dr. Fox's unique theology written in the light of St. Hildegard of Bingen. It certainly was a retelling of Dr. Fox's theology in the vein of St. Hildegard. I guess my only desire might be that he would do for the Hildegard corpus of writings what he did for Meister Eckhart in "Breakthrough", which was much more thorough than this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    A woman way before her times

    A sister,historian,musician and burr under the sadddle of the hierarchy. Would that we had her now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Buyer Beware! This book is filled with lies and deception. This

    Buyer Beware! This book is filled with lies and deception. This is NOT a true biography of St. Hildegard of Bingen who was made a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI. This book is New Age nonsense. God can neither deceive nor be deceived. You are in my prayers, Matthew Fox. A true representation of who St. Hildegard truly is can be found in Hildegard of Bingen: Scivias (Classics of Western Spiritualty). In this book you will find her writings which reveal her visions that form a theological summa of Christian doctrine. St. Hildegard's spiritual teachings offer a profound Catholic message of redemption and sanctification.

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