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Hildegard Of Bingen: Mystical Writings (Crossroad Spirtual Classics Series)

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The astonishing freshness and variety of this selection from the work of Hildegard of Bingen demonstrates triumphantly why this twelfth-century Benedictine mystic has come to be reconized as one of the most remarkable and versatile women of the middle ages.


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The astonishing freshness and variety of this selection from the work of Hildegard of Bingen demonstrates triumphantly why this twelfth-century Benedictine mystic has come to be reconized as one of the most remarkable and versatile women of the middle ages.

30 review for Hildegard Of Bingen: Mystical Writings (Crossroad Spirtual Classics Series)

  1. 4 out of 5

    booklady

    Fascinating collection of her writings--dreams, visions, comparisons, poetry and conversations. Gives a background of her life and the major events which often gave rise to the setting and contextual meaning of her mystical writings. Each selection is so very different from the next that they are hard to classify and need to be experienced. She was a fascinating woman; I would have loved to have known her!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    I sat with this book for many days, pondering the nature of the divine tends to require slowing down and really absorbing what you are reading. I was also sitting on a federal petit jury during the week, weighing the evidence put in front of us and it was mentally exhausting. I don’t know that I’m any fonder of Hildegard now, but I do feel closer to a forebear in my faith. She was no nonsense in a really fun way, and I wish her books read as her letters do, I think they would be much more access I sat with this book for many days, pondering the nature of the divine tends to require slowing down and really absorbing what you are reading. I was also sitting on a federal petit jury during the week, weighing the evidence put in front of us and it was mentally exhausting. I don’t know that I’m any fonder of Hildegard now, but I do feel closer to a forebear in my faith. She was no nonsense in a really fun way, and I wish her books read as her letters do, I think they would be much more accessible, but I also understand the intense societal pressure to create as formal a writing as possible. Best of all to me, although they come to it from slightly different angles, she and Carl Sagan agree that we are in fact all made of star stuff. Full review: https://faintingviolet.wordpress.com/...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    A really nice collection of selections from her writings. I only wish there were a bit more, or more inclusion of the illustrations of her visions that might help the reader follow when she is describing them.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Khashayar Mohammadi

    There's a certain repetitiveness to visionary writers that I find hard to tolerate. I have no moral/ethical qualms with theology, but what bothers me about visionary writers is the purity of their faith (which I understand is what draws most to their writings), But I have never found certainty alluring. Not even the slightest bit. There's a certain repetitiveness to visionary writers that I find hard to tolerate. I have no moral/ethical qualms with theology, but what bothers me about visionary writers is the purity of their faith (which I understand is what draws most to their writings), But I have never found certainty alluring. Not even the slightest bit.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Joe Gibson

    Classic writings of Hildegard. Highly Recommended. Check out www.hildegardchristianmystic.com for more one Hildegard! God Bless, Classic writings of Hildegard. Highly Recommended. Check out www.hildegardchristianmystic.com for more one Hildegard! God Bless,

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ingrid

    This slim volume provides a broad overview of Hildegard von Bingen’s life and writings. The first half of the book consists of a serviceable biography and an analysis of the major themes of her writing, and the second half is devoted to brief excerpts from von Bingen’s visionary books, medical treatise, poems, and letters. Von Bingen is not a terribly innovative or eloquent writer, and she leans heavily on repetitive nature imagery and the framework of the four elements. Her writings are more in This slim volume provides a broad overview of Hildegard von Bingen’s life and writings. The first half of the book consists of a serviceable biography and an analysis of the major themes of her writing, and the second half is devoted to brief excerpts from von Bingen’s visionary books, medical treatise, poems, and letters. Von Bingen is not a terribly innovative or eloquent writer, and she leans heavily on repetitive nature imagery and the framework of the four elements. Her writings are more interesting as historical artifacts of medieval thought than as great works on their own merits.

  7. 4 out of 5

    John

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  10. 5 out of 5

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  12. 4 out of 5

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  16. 4 out of 5

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  17. 5 out of 5

    Veronyk11

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stacey Latkowski

  19. 5 out of 5

    John P.

  20. 4 out of 5

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    Christine Hughes

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  27. 4 out of 5

    Patrick O'connor

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Peirano

  29. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Ditlevson

  30. 5 out of 5

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