Born to a wealthy family in 1908, tihed to the Church and delivered ito the life of an anchorite at age seven, Hildegard was uniquely gifted with visual and auditory experiences of God for perhaps all of ger 87 years. But not until a riveting command at the age of 42 did she gadually and reluctantly accept God's invitation to speak, challenge, and console in God's name. This book is direct, clear, and poetic; the authors profound humanity shines through her scholarship. She takes Hildegard's difficult texts and illuminations and makes them approachable, lucid, and strangly contemporary. 160 page softcover from Crossroads.
Here is a welcome addition to the "Spiritual Legacy Series"--a revealing study of the life and works of a one-woman phenomenon: Hildegard of Bingen. The Benedictine mystic (born in 1098) left a rich legacy of books, music, art, holistic healing, and theology that is still thriving today.
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