Discover the Middle Ages through the eyes of the most influential woman of the twelfth century.
How Did St. Hildegard Understand the Universe?
The modern mind deconstructs the universe into components, dividing our knowledge of it into categories and types. This has greatly increased our knowledge of the universe, especially the physical realm, and given us technology unimaginable even a century ago. But this worldview would have been alien to medieval thinkers like Hildegard. They didn't see reality as a series of components to be deconstructed and measured, but as an integrated creation to be understood and appreciated.
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