Monday Nov 20, 2023

Hildegard and Mystics

Inspired by her interest in Hildegard's unique music that has been virtually forgotten for centuries, our host Emma and her co-hosts Christian and Grace explore medieval mystics, with a particular emphasis on Hildegard and Bernard. Tune in as they bring their many questions to our guest, Dr. Ben Wheaton, a Ph.D. graduate from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto and author of many books on the Middle Ages. Discover why Hildegard was called a mystic, who the mystics were, and what we can learn from them.


Show Notes:

Dr. Wheaton had some great book recommendations for our listeners. If you’re interested in reading a primary source which is more challenging but rich, check out A History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours:

Some other books of historical fiction based in the middle ages which Dr. Wheaton enjoyed very much:

Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman:

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli:

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis:

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