Hildegard of Bingen
b. September 16, 1098 – d. September 17, 1779 • Author • Mystic • Nun • Philosopher
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Hildegard of Bingen, St
Hildegard of Bingen, St (1098–1179), Abbess of Rupertsberg, near Bingen. Born of a noble family in Bermersheim, near Alzey, she was apparently subject to supernatural religious experiences from early childhood. At the age of 8 she was entrusted to the care of BI Jutta, a recluse attached to the *Benedictine
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179)
Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179)Hildegard was born as the tenth child of a noble family in the year 1098 at Bermersheim, near Alzey in Rheinhessen. At eight years of age, she was given to the nearby monastery of Disibodenberg, where she was put in the care of the anchoress Jutta of Spanheim. At fifteen
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Hildegard of Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179). Theologian, mystic, and German abbess. Tenth child of a well-to-do family of Böckelheim. From the time she was small, she stood out for her clairvoyance, her spiritual gifts, and the development of her internal senses. When she was eight years old, she entered a Benedictine
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Hildegard of Bingen
Hildegard of BingenHildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) was an outstanding twelfth-century mystic. She is noted for her visions, writings, preaching, and musical compositions. She became abbess of her convent in 1136. From 1141 she wrote Scivias, or Know the Ways of the Lord. Bernard of Clairvaux advised
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Hildegard of Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179). A *nun in the Benedictine order. Hildegard was a polymath who, among other things, wrote sacred music.
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Hildegard of Bingen
Inner TravelersHildegard of BingenBenedictine abbess, visionary, and writer“A fiery light, flashing intensely, came from the open vault of heaven and poured through my whole brain. Like a flame that is hot without burning it kindled all my heart and all my breast.… Suddenly I could understand.”
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179)
HILDEGARD OF BINGEN (1098–1179)Hildegard was first a novice at Disibodenberg, in the Rhineland area of Germany, then convent mistress in 1136. From 1141 her occasional visions became expressed in words, which coincided with moving to Rupertsburg near Bingen. She spoke of being fairly constantly ‘in
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Hildegard (1098–1179)German abbess, mystic, and authorHildegard was born to noble parents in the diocese of Mainz. According to her later accounts, from the age of three she experienced visions of God, which gradually revealed to her his nature and the nature of the universe. At a very young age her