Passionate Spirituality: Hildegard of Bingen and Hadewijch of Brabant

Passionate Spirituality: Hildegard of Bingen and Hadewijch of Brabant

by Elizabeth A. Dreyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809143046

ISBN-13: 9780809143047

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: Paulist Press

Passionate Spirituality explores the roots and meanings of passion in Western culture, and then examines how passion is expressed in the works of two medieval women mystics - Hildegard of Bingen and Hadewijch of Brabant - and in the lives of contemporary Christians seeking to deepen their own spiritual journeys. Too often, the term "passion' is associated only with…  See more details below

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Passionate Spirituality explores the roots and meanings of passion in Western culture, and then examines how passion is expressed in the works of two medieval women mystics - Hildegard of Bingen and Hadewijch of Brabant - and in the lives of contemporary Christians seeking to deepen their own spiritual journeys. Too often, the term "passion' is associated only with steamy films, sexual, sin, and emotional excess - cutting off the breadth of its meaning and expression for positive good. But the great mystics succeed precisely because they hold together both the affective and the intellectual aspects of the spiritual life in creative and convincing ways. Their accounts of their mystical experience are important resources for information and understanding about how to talk about God more formally, and for what it means to be passionately in love with God and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809143047
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Medieval women mystics : weird or wonderful?1
Ch. 2Passion in the Christian tradition35
Ch. 3Passion in Hildegard of Bingen73
Ch. 4Passion in Hadewijch of Brabant103
Conclusion : back to the present139

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