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Newman, Barbara 1953-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 246 publications in 5 languages and 11,116 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gregorian chants  History  Biography  Christian poetry  Sermons  Hymns  New Age music  Sacred music  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, Contributor, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Newman
Voice of the living light : Hildegard of Bingen and her world by Barbara Newman( )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 2,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister of wisdom : St. Hildegard's theology of the feminine by Barbara Newman( )

42 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 2,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reintroduces the reader to an extraordinary and gifted figure of the 12th-century renaissance, Hildegard of Bingen
From virile woman to womanChrist : studies in medieval religion and literature by Barbara Newman( )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rooted in women's concrete aspirations and sufferings, Newman's "womanChrist" model straddles the bounds of orthodoxy and heresy to illuminate the farther reaches of female religious behaviour in the Middle Ages. The book will generate compelling discussion in the fields of medieval literature and history, history of religion, theology, and women's studies." -- Back cover
Symphonia : a critical edition of the Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum [Symphony of the harmony of celestial revelations] by Hildegard( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Famous throughout Europe during her lifetime, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was by any standards a remarkably gifted woman: a composer and poet, she was also a writer on scientific, medical, and theological subjects, an abbess, a visionary prophet, and a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. One of the relatively few female writers and even fewer female composers of the Middle Ages whose work has survived to the present, Hildegard was neglected for centuries after her death. Recently, however, her liturgical song cycle Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum (Symphony of the harmony of celestial revelations) has been rediscovered, and pieces from it have been performed by several early music groups. Barbara Newman here provides both literal prose translations and sensitive verse renditions of the songs in the cycle, along with a new edition of the original Latin texts. Newman's introduction and commentary provide information on Hildegard's life and on such subjects as the dating of the Symphonia, the theology of music and its use in the monastic liturgy in the twelfth century, medieval music performance, and poetic styles of the period. Of special interest is an essay by Marianne Richert Pfau which delineates the connection between music and text in the Symphonia. This edition of the Symphonia will make Hildegard's work readily accessible to all readers interested in medieval poetry, early music, and the lives of medieval women, as well as to scholars concerned with poetry, musicology, religion, and women's history"--Back cover
God and the goddesses : vision, poetry, and belief in the Middle Ages by Barbara Newman( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"God and the Goddesses is a study medieval imaginative theology, examining the numerous daughters of God who appear in allegorical poems, theological fictions, and the visions of holy women. We have tended to understand these deities as mere personifications and poetic figures, but that, Barbara Newman contends, is a mistake. These goddesses are neither pagan survival nor versions of the Great Goddess constructed in archetypal psychology, but distinctive creations of the Christian imagination."--Jacket
Medieval crossover : reading the secular against the sacred by Barbara Newman( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman explores a wealth of case studies in French, English, and Latin texts that concentrate on instances of paradox, collision, and convergence. She convincingly and with great clarity demonstrates the widespread applicability of the crossover concept as an analytical tool, examining some very disparate works. Some of these texts are scarcely known to medievalists; others are rarely studied together. Newman's choice of primary works will inspire new questions and set in motion new fields of exploration for medievalists
Vision : the life and music of Hildegard von Bingen by Barbara Newman( Recording )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildegard von Bingen lived in Germany's Rhineland valley during most of the twelfth century (1098-1179). Besides being the abbess of a large and prosperous Benedictine abbey, she was a prominent writer, preacher, healer, poet, and composer who wrote nine books on theology, medicine, science, and physiology. Hildegard has been called the first medieval woman to reflect on and write about women. At the age of forty-two, HIldegard began to describe the mystical visions that she had experienced throughout her life, and in so doing she shared her theology with the world. As Matthew Fox has said, "If Hildegard had been a man, she would be well known as one of the greatest artists and intellectuals the world has ever seen."
Making love in the twelfth century : letters of two lovers in context by Barbara Newman( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nine hundred years ago in Paris, a teacher and his brilliant female student fell in love and chronicled their affair in a passionate correspondence. Their 116 surviving letters, some whole and some fragmentary, are composed in eloquent, highly rhetorical Latin. Since its discovery in the late twentieth century, the Letters of Two Lovers has aroused much attention because of its extreme rarity. These letters constitute the longest correspondence by far between any two persons from the entire Middle Ages, and they are private rather tha institutional-- which means that, according to all we know about the transmission of medieval letters, they should not have survived at all. Adding to their mystery, the letters are copied anonymously in a single late fifteenth-century manuscript, although their style and range of reference place them squarely in the early twelfth century. Can this collection of correspondence be the previously lost love letters of Abelard and Heloise? And even if not, what does it tell us about the lived experience of love in the twelfth century?"--Jacket
Frauenlob's Song of songs : a medieval German poet and his masterpiece by Frauenlob( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German, Middle High and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD: Recording of the Marienleich, reconstructed from fragmentary manuscript sources, by the Ensemble Sequencia directed by Benjamin Bagby and Barbara Thornton
The book of special grace by Mechthild( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechthild's Book consists of visions and revelations about liturgical feasts, saints, and the Blessed Virgin, along with many other revelations experienced by the mystical nun as recounted to her sisters especially her close friend, St. Gertrude the Great. These visions reveal the deeply communal, optimistic spirituality of the Helfta nuns, which revolved around their sacramental and liturgical life and asserted strong, durable bonds between the living and the dead
Hildegardis Bingensis Opera minora by Hildegard( Book )

in Latin and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas of Cantimpré : the collected saints' lives : Abbot John of Cantimpré, Christina the Astonishing, Margaret of Ypres, and Lutgard of Aywières by Thomas( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living saints of the thirteenth century : the lives of Yvette, anchoress of Huy ; Juliana of Cornillon, author of the Corpus Christi feast ; and Margaret the Lame, anchoress of Magdeburg by Anneke B Mulder-Bakker( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision : the music of Hildegard von Bingen by Hildegard( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in Latin and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besides being the abbess of a large Benedictine abbey, Hildegard von Bingen was a prominent writer, preacher, healer, poet, and composer. This kit includes biography, individual compositions, and texts of some of her music
The life of Juliana of Mont-Cornillon( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Juliana of Mont-Cornillon( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hildegard von Bingen : Schwester der Weisheit by Barbara Newman( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected saints' lives : Christina the Astonishing, Lutgard of Aywières, Margaret of Ypres and Abbot John of Cantimpré by Thomas( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desarrollo del niño by Barbara M Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O feminea forma : God and woman in the works of St. Hildegard (1098-1179) by Barbara Newman( )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Voice of the living light : Hildegard of Bingen and her world
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Newman, Barbara Jane 1953-

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Sister of wisdom : St. Hildegard's theology of the feminineFrom virile woman to womanChrist : studies in medieval religion and literatureSymphonia : a critical edition of the Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum [Symphony of the harmony of celestial revelations]God and the goddesses : vision, poetry, and belief in the Middle AgesFrauenlob's Song of songs : a medieval German poet and his masterpieceThomas of Cantimpré : the collected saints' lives : Abbot John of Cantimpré, Christina the Astonishing, Margaret of Ypres, and Lutgard of AywièresThe collected saints' lives : Christina the Astonishing, Lutgard of Aywières, Margaret of Ypres and Abbot John of CantimpréDesarrollo del niño