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Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works: With Letters and Songs

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Hildegard of Bingen, a Rhineland mystic of the twelfth century, has been called an ideal model of the liberated woman. She was a poet and scientist, painter and musician, healer and abbess, playwright, prophet, preacher and social critic. The Book of Divine Works was written between 1170 and 1173, and this is its first appearance in English. The third volume of a trilogy which includes Scivias, published by Bear & Company in 1985, this visionary work is a signal resounding throughout the planet that a time of healing and balance is at hand. The Book of Divine Works is a cosmology which reunites religion, science, and art, and readers will discover an astonishing symbiosis with contemporary physics in these 800-year-old visions. The present volume also contains 51 letters written by Hildegard to significant political and religious figures of her day and translations of twelve of her songs.

Synopsis:

As revealed in these writings, Hildegard's mystical ordering of the<P> universe involves a profound connection between the divine and the material<P> planes, serving to reunite with science in a dynamic, holistic cosmology.

About the Author

Fox was ordained a priest in the Dominican order in 1967, later left the Catholic church and became an Episcopal priest and founded the University of Creation Spirituality.

Table of Contents

Introduction

THE BOOK OF DIVINE WORKS

FIRST PART: THE WORLD OF HUMANITY

Translator's Note

Foreword

First Vision: On the Origin of Life

Second Vision: On the Construction of the World

Third Vision: On Human Nature

Fourth Vision: On the Articulation of the Body

SECOND PART: THE KINGDOM OF THE HEREAFTER

Fifth Vision: The Places of Purification

THIRD PART: THE HISTORY OF SALVATION

Sixth Vision: On the Meaning of History

Seventh Vision: Preparation for Christ

Eighth Vision: On the Effect of Love

Ninth Vision: Completion of the Cosmos

Tenth Vision: On the End of Time

LETTERS

Translator's Note

Letter One, Hildegard to Bernard of Clairvaux

Letter Two, Hildegard to Pope Anastasius IV

Letter Three, Hildegard to Bishop Eberhard II of Bamberg

Letter Four, Hildegard to Archbishop Eberhard of Salzburg

Letter Five, Hildegard to Archbishop Philip of Cologne

Letter Six, Hildegard to King Konrad III

Letter Seven, Hildegard to Frederick

Letter Eight, Hildegard to Frederick

Letter Nine, Hildegard to Bertha

Letter Ten, Hildegard to King Henry II of England

Letter Eleven, Hildegard to Her Spiritual Daughters

Letter Twelve, Hildegard to Her Spiritual Daughters

Letter Thirteen, Hildegard to Abbot Kuno

Letter Fourteen, Hildegard to Prior Albert

Letter Fifteen, Hildegard to Abbot Helenger

Letter Sixteen, Hildegard to the Monks of Zwiefalten

Letter Seventeen, Hildegard to Abbot Helmrich

Letter Eighteen, Hildegard to Abbot Adam of Ebrach

Letter Nineteen, Hildegard to Abbot Withelo

Letter Twenty; Hildegard to the Five Burgundian Abbots

Letter Twenty-One, Hildegard to Monks St. Eucharius

Letter Twenty- Two, Hildegard to Abbot Philip

Letter Twenty- Three, Hildegard to Abbot Philip

Letter Twenty-Four, Hildegard to Philip and the Clergy

Letter Twenty-Five, Hildegard to Werner of Kirchheim

Letter Twenty-Six, Hildegard to a Religious Superior

Letter Twenty-Seven, Hildegard to an Abbot

Letter Twenty-Eight, Hildegard to a Priest

Letter Twenty-Nine, Hildegard to an Abbot

Letter Thirty, Hildegard to a Priest

Letters Thirty-One & Thirty- Two, Hildegard to Gertrude

Letter Thirty- Three, Hildegard to Bishop Eberhard

Letter Thirty-Four, Hildegard to Elisabeth of Schongua

Letter Thirty-Five, Hildegard to Elisabeth

Letter Thirty-Six, Hildegard to Christian Lay People

Letter Thirty-Seven, Hildegard to an Excommunicant

Letter Thirty-Eight, Hildegard to an Unknown Lay Person

Letter Thirty-Nine, Hildegard to Wibert of Gembloux

Letter Forty; Hildegard to Wibert and the Monks of Villers

Letter Forty-One, Hildegard to the Prelates of Mainz

Letter Forty- Two, Hildegard to Archbishop Christian

SONGS

Introduction

1. Kyrie

2. 0 Virtus Sapientiae, 0 Moving Force of Wisdom

3. De Sancta Maria, In Praise of Mary

4. De Spiritu Sancto, To the Holy Spirit

5. Item De Virginibus, Praising Virgins

6. De Sancta Maria, To Mary

7. 0 Felix Anima, 0 Happy Soul

8. 0 Vis AeternitatisJ 0 Eternal Vigor

9. De Martyribus, In Praise of Martyrs

10. De Innocentibus, To the Innocents

11. De Sancto Disibodo, In Honor of St. Disibode

12. 0 Coruscans Lux, 0 Burning Light

Appendices

Product Details

ISBN:
9780939680351
Editor:
Fox, Matthew
Author:
Hildegard
Author:
Hildegard of Bingen
Author:
Fox, Matthew
Publisher:
Bear & Company
Location:
Santa Fe, N.M. :
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Hildegard, saint, 1098-1179
Subject:
Mysticism -- Catholic Church.
Subject:
Catholic Church--Doctrines
Subject:
Religion Western-Mysticism
Subject:
BINGEN S;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;MYSTICISM;RELIGION;SPIRITUALITY;MEDIEVAL;CREATION SPIRITUALITY
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 42
Publication Date:
19870631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.1 in 21.42 oz

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