CH650: St. Hildegard of Bingen: The Greening of the Soul
Course is taught live on Thursdays at 7pm EST from July 22nd to September 30th.
The Rev. Shanon Sterringer, Ph.D., D.Min, MA Theology, MA Ministry, BA
This course is an engaging introduction to Hildegard’s life, visions, art, music, natural medicine, homilies, letters, and minor works. In addition to an overview of her works and their significance for us today, we will spend some time unpacking the theological concepts of Viriditas (greening power) and the Living Light (primordial energy force), as Hildegard understood them. The contemporary contribution of this medieval woman and Doctor of the Church, St. Hildegard of Bingen, has the potential for inspiring a renewed model of empowered companionship for ministry today through creativity, mysticism, and the greening of the soul.
This course is based on ten topics drawn from Hildegard’s works. The topics will include recommended readings (summaries will be provided in a PDF format) plus supplementary material (recorded lectures, videos, music, website links). A weekly in-person session will be available. No textbook required.