Hildegard of Bingen: Homilies on the Gospel  -     By: Beverly Mayne Kienzle
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Cistercian Publications / 2011 / Paperback

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Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) is increasingly recognized as one of the most noteworthy and interesting theologians of the Middle Ages. Translated here for the first time from Latin into English, Hildegard's Homilies on the Gospels is essential for comprehending this twelfth-century mystic's coherent theological vision. It establishes her as the only known female systematic exegete of the Middle Ages.

Hildegard's sisters recorded and preserved her informal preaching in this collection of homilies on twenty-seven gospel pericopes. As teacher and superior to her sisters, Hildegard probably spoke to them in the chapter house, with the scriptural text either before her or recited from memory, according to Benedictine liturgical practice. Among her topics here are the themes of salvation history, the drama of the individual soul, the struggle of virtues against vices, and the life-giving and animating force of greenness (uiriditas).

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 228
Vendor: Cistercian Publications
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0879072415
ISBN-13: 9780879072414
Availability: Available to ship on or about 08/23/14.
Series: Cistercian Studies

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Hildegard of Bingen (1098 '1179) describes the virtue of Fortitude teaching the other virtues in the fire of the Holy Spirit. Like Fortitude, Hildegard was enkindled by the Holy Spirit and edified many with her teaching.

Hildegard of Bingen's Homilies on the Gospels are here translated for the first time from Latin into English. Hildegard's sisters recorded and preserved her informal preaching in this collection of homilies on twenty-seven gospel pericopes. As teacher and superior to her sisters, Hildegard probably spoke to them in the chapter house, with the scriptural text either before her or recited from memory, according to Benedictine liturgical practice. The Homilies on the Gospels prove essential for comprehending the coherent theological Vision that Hildegard constructs throughout her works, including the themes of salvation history, the drama of the individual soul, the struggle of virtues against vices, and the life-giving and animating force of greenness (uiriditas). Moreover, the Homilies on the Gospels establish Hildegard as the only known female systematic exegete of the Middle Ages.

Beverly Mayne Kienzle, John H. Morison Professor of the Practice in Latin and Romance Languages, Harvard Divinity School, has published several books on medieval sermons and preaching, including Hildegard of Bingen and Her Gospel Homilies (2009); Hildegard of Bingen, Expositiones euangeliorum, coedited with Carolyn Muessig (2007); and The Sermon: Typologie des sources du moyen a¢ge occidental, fasc. 81 '83 (2000).

Author Bio

Beverly M. Kienzle is the John H. Morison Professor of the Practice in Latin and Romance Languages and lecturer on medieval Christianity at Harvard Divinity School. Her research and writing focus on the place of preaching and sermons in the history of medieval religion and on evidence for women's preaching in monastic, lay, and dissident communities. Her publications include Hildegard of Bingen: Homilies on the Gospels from Cistercian Publications and Hildegard of Bingen and Her Gospel Homilies: Speaking New Mysteries. Kienzle has also co-edited Hildegard of Bingen's Expositiones euangeliorum and A Handbook on Hildegard of Bingen.

Editorial Reviews

Like much of what Hildegard wrote, these sermons are unique, both in their adherence to a word-by-word analysis of the Gospel readings, as well as in their ingenuity in revealing the salvation-historical and moral meaning of the text. Hildegard was an original interpreter, as Beverly Mayne Kienzle’s volume of accurate and readable translations shows.
Bernard McGinn, Divinity School, University of Chicago

Hildegard was a remarkable preacher on the Gospels, able to select and identify core themes that resonated with her visionary imagination. Through her Homilies on the Gospels, translated with freshness and sensitivity by Beverley Mayne Kienzle, we gain a sense of what it would have been like to hear this astonishing woman shed new light on familiar stories. She is fascinated by what the Gospels have to say about human nature, the moral choices confronting humanity and the gift of the five senses—all the time putting forward her message that through the Scriptures, ‘God brings human beings to rationality, so that through rationality as through the Scriptures they may know God.’
Constant J Mews, PhD, Director, Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

The last of Hildegard’s major works to be translated, these Homilies on the Gospels open a startling window onto the world of twelfth-century exegesis. Preached to her nuns in chapter, they reveal the dramatic triumph of allegory over the literal sense: the wedding at Cana becomes the creation of humankind, while the holy women asking who will roll the stone from Christ’s tomb stand for the Old and New Testaments exhorting each other. The in-house preaching of abbesses is almost entirely lost, but Hildegard’s fame enabled this rare survival of a forgotten genre. Beverly Kienzle’s magisterial translation is essential reading for all students of high medieval preaching, exegesis, and monastic life.
Barbara Newman, Professor of English, Religion, and Classics, Northwestern University

This is a precise, readable, and profitable translation of Hildegard of Bingen’s Homilies on the Gospels. Beverly Kienzle is aware of all the problems and technicalities of any translation and solves them with talent and elegance. A book to be read by anyone interested in the Middle Ages, the New Testament, and spirituality.
François Bovon, Frothingham Research Professor, The Divinity School, Harvard University

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