PCS 307- Hildegard and the Greening of the SoulCOURSE DESCRIPTION
This course will begin with an engaging introduction to Hildegard’s life followed by an overview of her works and their significance for us today. It will conclude by weaving it all together through the lens of Hildegard’s understanding of the theological concepts of Viriditas (greening power) and the Living Light (primordial energy force). The contemporary contributions of this medieval woman and Doctor of the Church, St. Hildegard of Bingen, have the potential for inspiring a new model of empowered companionship for ministry today through creativity, mysticism, and the greening of the soul.
This course will be based on eight 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). No textbook required.
Shanon Sterringer, Ph.D., D.Min, MA, MA
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“The soul is the viridity of the flesh, for the human body grows and advances through it, like the earth made fruitful through moisture.” St. Hildegard of Bingen LDO 1:4