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Published: 08 October 1998

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195120103

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The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen

Volume II

Translated and edited by Joseph L. Baird and Radd K. Ehrman

This second volume of the entire correspondence of St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) exhibits a translation that follows Van Acker's definitive new edition of the Latin text, which is being published serially in Belgium by Brepols. As in that edition, the letters are organized according to the rank of the addressees. Volume II comprises the letters numbered 91-217, in which Hildegard addresses lower-ranking spiritual leaders--abbots and abbesses, for the most part--offering both advice and consolation. It is particularly noteworthy for the correspondence with Guilbert of Gembloux, who affords a wealth of information about this saint and her spiritual gifts.