Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine / Edition 1

Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine / Edition 1

by Barbara Newman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520211626

ISBN-13: 9780520211629

Pub. Date: 01/20/1998

Publisher: University of California Press


Barbara Newman reintroduces English-speaking readers to an extraordinary and gifted figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was mystic and writer, musician and preacher, abbess and scientist who used symbolic theology to explore the meaning of her gender within the divine scheme of things.

With a new preface, bibliography, and

Overview


Barbara Newman reintroduces English-speaking readers to an extraordinary and gifted figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was mystic and writer, musician and preacher, abbess and scientist who used symbolic theology to explore the meaning of her gender within the divine scheme of things.

With a new preface, bibliography, and discography, Sister of Wisdom is a landmark book in women's studies, and it will also be welcomed by readers in religion and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520211629
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/20/1998
Edition description:
First Edition, With a New Preface, Bibliography, and Discography
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Illustrations, ix,
Abbreviations, xi,
Preface (1997), xv,
Preface (1987), xix,
1. "A poor little female", 1,
2. The Feminine Divine, 42,
3. The Woman and the Serpent, 89,
4. Daughters of Eve, 121,
5. The Mother of God, 156,
6. The Bride of Christ, 196,
7. Sister of Wisdom, 250,
Texts of Hildegard's Poetry, 273,
Bibliography, 281,
Discography, 297,
Index, 299,

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