TH651: Hildegard of Bingen: Scivias
Instructor: Rev. Shanon Sterringer, Ph.D.
St. Hildegard of Bingen: Scivias
This course will take an in-depth look at the twenty-six visions recorded in St. Hildegard’s first theological work, Scivias (Know the Ways of the Lord). Flowing from her Trinitarian worldview, Scivias is organized into three books which walk the reader through the whole of salvation history from creation, through the fall, the incarnation of Christ, and the last judgment. In addition to reading the text, we will spend some time unpacking the illuminated visuals which accompany each vision.
This course is an advanced topic in Hildegard studies. It is open to all levels, but additional background reading may be necessary for those without previous exposure to the topic of Hildegard of Bingen. The course will meet in zoom for nine consecutive weeks on Monday evenings, beginning February 7th through April 4th from 7pm-8:30pm. While it is not required, it is highly recommended that you purchase a copy of Scivias (Hart & Bishop, 1990, Paulist Press, NY) or borrow one from your local library for use during this course.