Shorter College professor’s work featured in Christianity Today
Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher, associate professor of English and scholar-in-residence at Shorter College, recently compiled and translated an article that received national exposure on ChristianityToday.com.
The article, published under the Classic Faith for Modern Times series, is titled “The Singing Nun: Hildegard of Bingen.” According to the article, Hildegard of Bingen founded two convents and organized the first public preaching tours ever conducted by a woman. She also worked as a healer, naturalist, botanist, dietary specialist, and exorcist. Hildegard of Bingen used her musical talents to compose daring music and wrote the first surviving sung morality play.
In 2007, Butcher published a book about Hildegard of Bingen titled “Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader.” In addition, she has also published other works, including “God of Mercy: Ælfric’s Sermons and Theology” with Mercer University Press, “A Little Daily Wisdom” (formerly Incandescence: 365 Readings with Women Mystics), “Man of Blessing: A Life of St. Benedict” with Paraclete Press; and “Problems in the Origins and Development of the English Language and Answer Key” (with John Algeo, for Heinle/Wadsworth of Cengage Learning).
In April 2009, Shambhala Publications will release her translations of “The Cloud of Unknowing” and “The Book of Privy Counsel,” two classic works on contemplative prayer. In late 2009, Paraclete Press will publish her book of ancient spiritual classics.
For more information on the article, visit www.chrisitanitytoday.com. Read more about Butcher by visiting her Web site at www.carmenbutcher.com.