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Scivias (edition 1990)

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Hildegard of Bingenprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bishop, JaneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bynum, Caroline WalkerForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hart, ColumbaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hozeski, BruceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Newman, BarbaraIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Author: Hildegard of Bingen. In the Paulist Press edition, this work was translated by Mother Columba Hart and Jane Bishop, with an introduction by Barbara Newman.
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Hildegard of Bingen, twelfth-century Rhineland mystic, was one of Earth's most evolved and visionary individuals. Her alchemical weaving of earth and sky, water and fire, in Scivias (Know the Ways) is a magnificent fusion of divine inspiration and human intellect. As a visionary record, Scivias is perhaps the most complete and powerful documentation of mystical illumination in recorded history. Hildegard's work influence thousands during her lifetime, and was highly respected in religious, scientific, political, and artistic circles. After her death, it was suppressed by the ecclesiastical authorities. Now, after 800 years, her visions are again available to those open to the reawakening of mystical consciousness.
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Hildegard of Bingen, twelfth-century German nun, mystic, prophet and political moralist, was widely consulted as an oracle and wrote prolifically on doctrinal matters, as well as on secular matters like medicine, She publicly preached monastic reform, founded two nunneries, and was embroiled in the politics surrounding popes and anti-popes.

Scivias, her major religious work, consists of twenty-six visions, which are first set down literally as she saw them, and are then explained exegetically. A few of the topic covered in the visions are the charity of Christ, the nature of the universe, the kingdom of God, the fall of man, sanctification, and the end of the world. Special emphasis is given to the sacraments of marriage and the Eucharist, in response to the Cathar heresy. As a group the visions form a theological summa of Christian doctrine. At the end of the Scivias are hymns of praise and a short play, probably an early draft of Ordo virtutum, the first known morality play. Hildegard is remarkable for being able to unite " vision with doctrine, religion with science, charismatic jubilation with prophetic indignation, and longing for social order with quest for social justice." This volume elucidates the life of medieval women, and is a striking example of a special form of Christian spirituality.

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