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Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times: Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century
Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times: Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century | Matthew Fox
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In May, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI formally declared 12th century Benedictine nun Hildegard of Bingen a canonized saint, with the canonization ceremony scheduled for October. He regards her as one of the great thinker who has helped shape the thought of the Catholic Church. Today there are many websites and Hildegard groups that celebrate and honor Hildegard's teachings, philosophy, art, and music. Author Matthew Fox writes in Hildegard of Bingen about this amazing woman and what we can learn from her. In an era when women were marginalized, Hildegard was an outspoken, controversial figure. Yet so visionary was her insight that she was sought out by kings, popes, abbots, and bishops for advice. A sixteenth century follower of Martin Luther called her "the first Protestant" because of her appeals to reform the church. As a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, healer, artist, feminist, and student of science, Hildegard was a pioneer in many fields in her day. For many centuries after her death Hildegard was ignored or even ridiculed but today is finally being recognized for her immense contribution to so many areas, including our understanding of our spiritual relationship to the earth--a contribution that touches on key issues faced by our planet in the 21st century, particularly with regard to the environment and ecology.
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“This book gives strong,sterling, and unvarnished evidence that everything—everything— we ourselves become will affect what women after us may also become.For their sakes,take heart from this great woman, learn from her, be strengthened by her, and live life in such away yourself that makes a difference for those will come after you.This is a truly marvelous,useful,profound, and creative book.—Joan Chittister, OSB

TheBookHippie I LOVE Joan! LOVE. 12mo
Suet624 Hildegard of Bingen is very important to me. 12mo
kspenmoll @Suet624 I am just now discovering her. Have you read this book? ❤️ 12mo
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie My mother loved her & so introduced me to her. 12mo
Suet624 Nope.. not this one. 12mo
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“ We live in our own times,shaped by our own times, and constrained by our own times.”—Joan Chittister,OSB, Forward. #sophiesworld #philosophy #connections

TheBookHippie Oooooo 12mo
Kimzey Let us know how you like it. Sounds right up my alley. 12mo
GingerAntics Some very good points being made here. 12mo
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#sophiesworld #Hilde #HidegardofBingen #philosophy #lenstootherworlds

“ To all those women and men who have committed themselves to reversing the patriarchal consciousness that has dominated humanity for so long by heralding
the return of the divine feminine and the healthy masculine—and by doing so,daring to challenge the entrenched status quo.”—Matthew Fox, Dedication

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#coffeeandbooks #porchlife
Up early-taking advantage of this morning‘s light. Catching up on #sophiesworld
Got 2 books about Hildegard of Bingen.Is there any connection to Hilde?This woman was a 12th c Benedictine Abbess,healer,composer,theologian,saint & Doctor of the Catholic Church(1 of only 4women).
Illumination is a novelized version of her life story.Fox‘s book connects her to 20th c poets,mystics,scientists, advocates for social change.

GingerAntics She could be, I suppose. Maybe that‘s why Gaarder chose that name? So far we haven‘t seen anything connecting them, but maybe. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 12mo
kspenmoll @GingerAntics Jut where my meandering mind took me. 12mo
Chrissyreadit Hmm. I‘m interested in history. I look forward to your review of the novelized version. 12mo
ravenlee @kspenmoll @GingerAntics Sophie wondered that, too, especially when Alberto told her that Hildegard had a visit from Sophia, the embodiment of wisdom. 12mo
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