Green Mass. The Ecological Theology of St. Hildegard of Bingen

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar


A seminar by Michael Marder and a sound performance by Peter Schuback,F reen Mass is a meditation on—and with—twelfth-century Christian mystic and polymath Saint Hildegard of Bingen. Hildegard's lush notion of viriditas, the vegetal power of creation, is emblematic of her deeply entwined understanding of physical reality and spiritual elevation. Across Hildegard's cosmos, we hear the anarchic proliferation of her ecological theology, in which both God and greening are circular, without beginning or end.
Period12 Mar 2022
Event typeSeminar
LocationLisbon, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • ecology
  • philosophy
  • Climate change
  • Theology