Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Yardley, A. B. 2011. Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
German abbess, born in Bermersheim, tenth child of Hildebert and Mechtild of Bermersheim, Hildegard was the author of many literary, theological, medical, scientific, and musical works and the founder of two abbeys. She also preached throughout Germany and corres-ponded with important ecclesiastical authorities of the day.
- scivias, work of visionary theology;
- composing a sung morality play, 82 melodies;
- orthodox views, and feminine viewpoint;
- writings, visions of the “living light”