Text and mystical vision in saint Augustine and saint Hildegard


Claudio César Calabrese y Ethel Junco


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 67, Issue 155, 2018, pages 173-199




The prophetic and visionary framework of Saint Hildegard´s text can be understood in the light of Augustinian reflection as a continuity of a tradition rather than a simple textual presence. We will try to prove, then, this double hypothesis: on the one hand, that the prophetic experience of Saint Hildegard can be followed according to the parameters considered by Saint Augustine; and, on the other hand, in evident dependence of the previous reason: that the data “of this world” as a prison (not the cosmos but the state of disorder and harassment of necessity) can only be fully understood through a movement of the spirit upward or toward the deep, according to the internal logic of this movement.

Key words:

Revelation, exegesis, hermeneutics, saint Augustine, sanint Hildegard of Bingen.


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