Wieczorek Bartosz
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49(2013)2 - Papers

Bartosz Wieczorek

Research on the sources of the thoughts of Hildegard of Bingen

  • language: Polish


Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most influential figures of 12th century Christianity. She is the author of a very original vision of the world, in which anthropology and Christian cosmology are intertwined with philosophical ideas, mainly Platonism and Neo-Platonism. Currently her diverse works are the subject of detailed theological and philosophical research; as it turns out, Hildegard was not only the author of interesting theological syntheses, but she also knew and incorporated many philosophical views, mainly Christian Neo-Platonism. The article outlines the current research on the philosophical works of Hildegard of Bingen, and shows the various ways in which her works have been interpreted. The article presents the latest and most important concepts for interpreting her views. The article’s main objective is to present the possibility of a new interpretation of Hilgedard’s thoughts, through the prism of Christian Neo-Platonism and mainly the thoughts of Johannes Scotus Eriugena.