Hildegard Of Bingen

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Hildegard of Bingen



Hildegard of Bingen was a genius during her time. What I find most interesting is the fact that she excelled at many subjects. Unlike Einstein, who concentrated primarily on mathematics and sciences, Hildegard wasn’t just superb at composing music but she also sought a large amount of study in the field of science and medicine, religion, and her visions that she claimed were sent straight from God. It would be very simple to write a biography detailing one extraordinary talent practiced by Hildegard because the amount of work she contributed to each subject was outstanding, but it is important to describe all of her work. However, the two websites I visited both concentrated on different aspects of Hildegard’s talents. The first website, a catholic website, discussed only her visionary writings, while the second website concentrated on an array of talents she possessed, including her composing of music.
The first website, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07351a.htm, is a catholic website that focuses on the Saint Hildegard and not so much the musician or scientist Hildegard. In this biography the reader is informed of her altercations to Catholicism through the publications of her visions. It describes her childhood and when she first began having visions. In this biography, the culmination of her visions is result of her being a very sick child, which caused her to lead an interior life. During her days of solitude she received her visions that would later impact the catholic world dramatically. The effects of these visions from God helped explain passages from The Bible. Instead of her being ridiculed for claiming this phenomenon, she was praised. The b

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