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
     
 


"This is simply the best book ever done on St. Hildegard in English—a well-conceptualized work of remarkable erudition and vigorous style. Medievalists will love it, and it will generate debate in the field."—Robert I. Burns, S. J.See more details below

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"This is simply the best book ever done on St. Hildegard in English—a well-conceptualized work of remarkable erudition and vigorous style. Medievalists will love it, and it will generate debate in the field."—Robert I. Burns, S. J.

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

Illustrations
Abbreviations
Preface (1997)
Preface (1987)
1"A poor little female"1
Biographical sketch4
Survey of Hildegard's works15
Theology and the problem of feminine authority34
2The Feminine Divine42
Theophany and the bride of God46
The mirror of providence, the virgin spring, and the tree of life51
The eternal counsel55
Wisdom as creatrix and anima mundi64
Wisdom's vesture71
The chastisements of charity75
3The Woman and the Serpent89
Made in God's image91
The garment and the mirror94
The bright cloud and the shadow100
Eve and Satan107
4Daughters of Eve121
Women's sexuality and character126
God, Satan, and fertility133
Gynecology143
Healing and magic148
5The Mother of God156
Mary and the ancient counsel160
Eve and Mary167
Atonement through the virgin birth171
Mary as the feminine ideal181
Mary, the Church, and the priesthood188
6The Bride of Christ196
The Church eternal in heaven198
Synagogue and Church204
The wedding on Calvary211
Christ's virgins and the virgin Church218
Mother Church and the motherhood of God228
"An effeminate age"238
7Sister of Wisdom250
Theology and gender revisited254
Sapiential thought through the twentieth century258
Feminism and the future of Sophia265
Texts of Hildegard's Poetry273
Bibliography281
Discography297
Index299

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