Woman Mystic: Selections from Hildegard of Bingen's Scivias

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Celebrating the 2012 declaration of Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) as a Doctor of the Church, Elizabeth Obbard, OCD, interprets selections from Hildegard's first and major work, Scivias. Obbard includes her own drawings, done in the Benedictine tradition, to illuminate the prophetic visions put forth by the German mystic. Hildegard is concerned with the whole panorama of the story of salvation. Reason is paramount. Order is necessary. She writes on creation, the Trinity, baptism and confirmation, lay people, ...

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Overview

Celebrating the 2012 declaration of Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179) as a Doctor of the Church, Elizabeth Obbard, OCD, interprets selections from Hildegard's first and major work, Scivias. Obbard includes her own drawings, done in the Benedictine tradition, to illuminate the prophetic visions put forth by the German mystic. Hildegard is concerned with the whole panorama of the story of salvation. Reason is paramount. Order is necessary. She writes on creation, the Trinity, baptism and confirmation, lay people, the Eucharist, the history of salvation, virtues, angels, and 'The Symphony of the Blessed.' Obbard's lucid rendering of the English text is an excellent way to access Hildegard's wisdom.

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What People Are Saying

Terrence Kardong
Is it possible that Hildegard is only now being canonized? Well, whatever the reasons, it is high time, and this very nice anthology of her sayings is a most timely contribution to the coming celebration. This great Benedictine saint and polymath deserves to be better known to the whole world. (Terrence Kardong, OSB, Editor, American Benedictine Review)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565484634
  • Publisher: New City Press NY
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Ruth Obbard was educated in England and Germany. After completing her schooling, she entered the Carmelite Order where she has been a contemplative nun for many years. She has written and illustrated several books, including Medieval Women Mystics and Teresa of Avila's Way of Perfection.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Hildegard declares the truth of her visions 19

Creation and the fall 21

The difference between the good and the bad angels 21

The human condition symbolized by a garden, a sheep, and a pearl 22

Why humility and love are greater than all other virtues 23

Vision of the trinity 25

On the three persons in one god 25

Stone, flame and word 27

The Church, bride of Christ and mother of the faithful 30

The woman, image of the Church 30

The Sacraments: Baptism and Confirmation 31

The mystical body of the Church 37

Apostles and priests 37

The place of virgins and monks in the Church 38

How lay people too adorn the church 40

Conclusion 41

Christ's sacrifice and the Church 43

The Church - God's betrothed 43

The history of salvation symbolized by a building 47

Faith from Abraham to the Incarnation 47

The divine virtue put forth by the Law bear fruit in the Gospel 49

The figures of heavenly love, discipline, modesty, mercy and victory 51

The meaning of the five figures 51

The zeal of god 57

God's jealousy and what it does 57

The stone wall of the old law 61

Words of Salvation 61

The pillar of the trinity 64

The pillar 64

The symphony of the blessed 67

The praises of the blessed 67

For further reading 70

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