Friday, February 24, 2017
Sister of Wisdom - Barbara Newman
Although Newman does a splendid job quoting Hildegard's work, a familiarity with the full context of the works these quotes came from would aid the reader. There is a similar issue with the cultural climate. A base knowledge of medicine, Vatican law, and political occurrences of her time will help put Hildegard's ideas into context. The content is detailed and well-explained. For those interested in this specific part of Hildegard's theology I would definitely recommend this text.