HDS 2224

Readings in Christian Latin: Hildegard of Bingen and the Gospels

Beverly M. Kienzle


Reading and analysis of Hildegard of Bingen's exegetical work with attention to genre, intertextuality, and multimediality as well as to 12th century study of the Bible as exemplified in the manuscripts of Houghton Library. Taught in collaboration with William Stoneman, Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library. Students will investigate sources and parallels to Hildegard's exegesis in the manuscripts of the Houghton collection. Frequent student presentations on manuscripts and completion of a research project required. Prerequisite: completion of a year of Latin or the equivalent. All classes will be held in Houghton Library.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Medieval Studies 227

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Wed 1pm-4pm
HU Houghton Library

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) Content language course