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Liber Divinorum Operum (Book of Divine Works)

Liber Divinorum Operum (Book of Divine Works) THE ART OF JAMA Hildegard von Bingen Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH here is a delicate moment in the film Vision—Aus dem chastity, and obedience and became a nun. In 1136 her fellow Leben der Hildegard von Bingen, directed by Margarethe nuns elected her magistra of the convent at Disibodenberg. For T von Trotta, which tells the life story of the 12th-century many years Hildegard concealed her visions from the monas- philosopher, composer, and visionary Hildegard of Bingen tery’s abbot out of concern that she would be disbelieved, but (1098-1179). In a pivotal scene, Hildegard has been called be- at the age of 42, she experienced a powerful vision that she de- fore a tribunal of ecclesiastics to defend her claim that she has scribed as a brilliant light flowing through her brain and warm- been blessed with a vision from God. As she stands before the ing her heart. She felt compelled to acknowledge this vision, tribunal, she is fearful. In the Middle Ages it was presumptu- which gave her new insights into the sacred texts of Christian- ous and potentially dangerous to assert that one had been ity. After obtaining permission from her superiors, she re- singled http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Liber Divinorum Operum (Book of Divine Works)

JAMA , Volume 314 (22) – Dec 8, 2015

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2014.12133
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26647248
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Abstract

THE ART OF JAMA Hildegard von Bingen Thomas B. Cole, MD, MPH here is a delicate moment in the film Vision—Aus dem chastity, and obedience and became a nun. In 1136 her fellow Leben der Hildegard von Bingen, directed by Margarethe nuns elected her magistra of the convent at Disibodenberg. For T von Trotta, which tells the life story of the 12th-century many years Hildegard concealed her visions from the monas- philosopher, composer, and visionary Hildegard of Bingen tery’s abbot out of concern that she would be disbelieved, but (1098-1179). In a pivotal scene, Hildegard has been called be- at the age of 42, she experienced a powerful vision that she de- fore a tribunal of ecclesiastics to defend her claim that she has scribed as a brilliant light flowing through her brain and warm- been blessed with a vision from God. As she stands before the ing her heart. She felt compelled to acknowledge this vision, tribunal, she is fearful. In the Middle Ages it was presumptu- which gave her new insights into the sacred texts of Christian- ous and potentially dangerous to assert that one had been ity. After obtaining permission from her superiors, she re- singled

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 8, 2015

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