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"History will name Fox one of the great Christian spirits of our age." — John Shelby Spong, author of A New Christianity for a New World
Today there are many websites and Hildegard groups that celebrate and honor Hildegard's teachings, philosophy, art, and music. Author Matthew Fox writes in Hildegard of Bingen...
Today there are many websites and Hildegard groups that celebrate and honor Hildegard's teachings, philosophy, art, and music. Author Matthew Fox writes in Hildegard of Bingen about this amazing woman and what we can learn from her.
In an era when women were marginalized, Hildegard was an outspoken, controversial figure. Yet so visionary was her insight that she was sought out by kings, popes, abbots, and bishops for advice. A sixteenth century follower of Martin Luther called her “the first Protestant” because of her appeals to reform the church.
As a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, healer, artist, feminist, and student of science, Hildegard was a pioneer in many fields in her day.
For many centuries after her death Hildegard was ignored or even ridiculed but today is finally being recognized for her immense contribution to so many areas, including our understanding of our spiritual relationship to the earth—a contribution that touches on key issues faced by our planet in the 21st century, particularly with regard to the environment and ecology.
Foreword Joan Chittister ix
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
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
Employing Spiritual Practices in the Spirit of Hildegard
Posted October 26, 2012
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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Posted April 26, 2013
Posted February 23, 2013
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.