Hildegard of Bingen 1098-1179)
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Synopsis

HILDEGARDE, St., b. in the castle of Böckelheim, 1098; was educated in the Benedictine nunnery of Disibodenberg, by Jutta von Sponhelm, whom she succeeded as abbess in 1136; and founded in 1147 the monastery of Rupertsberg, where she died in 1178. She received prophetical visions; and, as these were recognized by the Church, she came gradually to occupy a very exceptional position, and to exercise a very extraordinary influence, in the German Church. She is commemorated on Sept. 17, but she was never canonized. Her writings, Scicias (first printed in Paris, 1513, and Cologne, 1628), Liber Divinorum Operum, Explanatio Regulæ S. Benedicti, Physica (nine books), Letters, etc., are found in Migne: Patrol., T. 197. Her life was written by STILTING, in A. S. Boll. art 17 Sept., and by DAUL, Mayence, 1832. Complete bibliographical information is found in LINDE: Die Handsch. d. Landesh. in Wiesbaden, Wiesb., 1877. [See also RICHAUD: Sainte Hildegarde, Aix, 1876.]

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Book or monograph Hildegard of Bingen: The Book of the Rewards of LifeHildegard of Bingen, The Book of the Rewards of Life. Liber Vitae Meritorum, Bruce W. Hozeski, translator. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Pbk. ISBN: 0195113713. pp.320. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Hildegard of Bingen: Holistic HealingHildegard of Bingen, Holistic Healing. Liturgical Press, 1994. Pbk. ISBN: 0814622240. pp.236. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen, Vol. 1Hildegard of Bingen, The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen, Vol 1, new edn. Joseph L. Baird & Radd K. Ehrman, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 0195121171. pp.242. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen, Vol. 2Hildegard of Bingen, The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen, Vol 2. new edn. Joseph L. Baird & Radd K. Ehrman, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 0195120108. pp.238. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias, C. Hart & J. Bishop. translators. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1990.
Book or monograph Hildegard of Bingen: Selected WritingsHildegard of Bingen, Selected Writings, Mark Atherton, ed., Oliver Davies, translator. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 0140436049. pp.320. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Hildegard of Bingen: SymphoniaHildegard of Bingen, Symphonia, Barbara Newman, ed., 2 edn. Cornell University Press, 1998. Pbk. ISBN: 0801485479. pp.344. {Amazon.com}

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Article Prudence Allen, "Two Medieval Views on Woman's Identity: Hildegard of Bingen and Thomas Aquinas," Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 16.1 (1987): 21-36.
Article Prudence Allen, "Sex and Gender Differentiation in Hildegard of Bingen and Edith Stein," Communio: International Catholic Review 20.2 (1993): 389-414.
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Book or monograph Hildegard of BingenFiona Bowie & Oliver Davies, ed. Hildegard of Bingen. London: SPCK, 1990. Pbk. ISBN: 0281044619. {Amazon.com}
Article June Boyce-Tillman, "Hildegard of Bingen: A Woman for Our Time," Feminist Theology 22 (1999): 25-41.
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Article Beth R. Crisp, "Seeking the Feminine: an Exploration of the Spiritual Writings of Hildegard of Bingen and Julian of Norwich," Pacifica 10.3 (1997): 310-318.
Article Timothy P. Daaleman, "The Medical World of Hildegard of Bingen," American Benedictine Review 44.3 (1993): 280-289.
Book or monograph Peter Dronke, Poetic Individuality in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Westfield Publications in Medieval Studies, 1970. Hbk. ISBN: 187005900X. pp.180-92, 202-31. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Dronke: Women Writers of the Middle AgesPeter Dronke, Women Writers of the Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0521275733. pp.144-201. {Amazon.com}
Article Sabina Flanagan, "For God Distinguishes the People of Earth as in Heaven: Hildegard of Bingen's Social Ideas," Journal of Religious History 22.1 (1998): 14-34.
Book or monograph Flanagan: Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179: A Visionary LifeSabina Flanagan, Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179: A Visionary Life, 2nd edn. London: Routledge, 1998. Pbk. ISBN: 0415185513. pp.256. {Amazon.com}
Article Emily Griesinger, "Your Daughters Shall Prophecy: The Charismatic Spirituality of Hildegard of Bingen," Christian Scholar's Review 29.1 (1999): 25-47.
Book or monograph Logan: A History of the Church in the Middle AgesF. Donald Logan, A History of the Church in the Middle Ages. London & New York: Routledge, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0415132894. pp.174-182. Amazon.com
Article Jane McAvoy, "Satisfying Work: Hildegard of Bingen and the Virtue of Atonement," Lexington Theological Quarterly 33.2 (1998): 65-84.
Book or monograph Maddocks: Hildegard of BingenFiona Maddocks, Hildegard of Bingen. Review, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0747262977. pp.343.
Article Barbara Newman, "Hildegard of Bigen: Visions and Validation," Church History 54.2 (1985): 163-175.
Article Barbara Newman, ."Hildegard of Bingen and the Birth of Purgatory," Mystics Quarterly 19.3 (1993): 90-97.
Book or monograph Newman: Sister of WisdomBarbara Newman, Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine. University of California Press, 1997. Pbk. ISBN: 0520211626. pp.320. Amazon.com
Article Marsha Newman, "Christian Cosmology in Hildegard of Bingen's Illuminations," LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought & Culture 5.1 (2002): 41-61.
Article Kathleen Norris, "What I Do Not See I Do Not Know - Hildegard and the Poetic Way of Knowing," American Benedictine Review 46.2 (1995): 183-193.
Article Anita Obermeier & Rebecca Kennison, "The Privileging of Visio over Vox in the Mystical Experiences of Hildegard of Bingen and Joan of Arc," Mystics Quarterly 23.3 (1997): 137-163.
Article Connie Schutz, "Intimate Narratives: The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen," Scottish Journal of Theology 49.4 (1996): 429-442.
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Article Miriam Schmitt, "Hildegard of Bingen: Viriditas, Web of Greening Life-Energy: I," American Benedictine Review 50.3 (1999): 253-276.
Article Miriam Schmitt, "Hildegard of Bingen: Viriditas, Web of Greening Life-Energy: II," American Benedictine Review 50.4 (1999): 357-380.
Article Charles Joseph Singer, "The Scientific Views and Visions of St. Hildegard," in Studies in the History and Method of Science, 1. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1917. pp.1-55.
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Article William C. Zehringer, "The Sound of Praise and Bliss of Life: The Place of Music in the Visionary Art of Hildegard of Bingen," American Benedictine Review 46.2 (1995): 194-206.

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