‘Hildegard of Bingen’s Idea of Viriditas, or Greenness’

To finish our 2021 series of Zoom seminars, Frankie Ward explored themes of hope and fear in connection with Hildegard of Bingen’s idea of Viriditas, or greenness.

The Very Revd Dr Frankie Ward

Frankie is a freelance theologian, researcher and writer, preacher, speaker and teacher as well as half-time Priest in Charge of St Michael’s and St John’s Churches in Workington, Cumbria. She has been the chair of Engaging Theology in Cumbria since 2018.

From 2010–2017 she was the Dean of St Edmundsbury in Suffolk, a member of the General Synod and a Trustee of the Church of England National Society. From 2006–2010 she was a Residentiary Canon at Bradford Cathedral, engaged in inter-faith work with Muslim women.

Her publications include Lifelong Learning (2005), Why Rousseau was Wrong: Christianity and the Secular Soul (2013), Theological Reflection: Methods (with Elaine Graham and Heather Walton, 2nd ed., 2019), Holy Attention: Preaching in Today’s Church (co-edited with Richard Sudworth, 2019). Full of Character: A Christian Approach to Education for the Digital Age (2019) and Like There’s No Tomorrow (2020).

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