Monday, July 27, 2015

The Five Beasts of St. Hildegard: Prophetic Symbols of Modern Society

The Five Beasts of St. Hildegard by Reid J. Turner is a concise, highly readable work which applies a prophecy of St. Hildegard to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. St. Hildegard's five beasts, representing five periods which would precede the Anti-Christ, first appeared in her great work Scivias, and are among many of her prophecies. St. Hildegard, the thirteenth century Abbess of Bingen, combined mystic and prophetic gifts with a love of science, philosophy, horticulture, medicine, poetry, and music. She was a polymath as well as being a saint. Mr. Turner skillfully demonstrates how each of the beasts represent a stage towards the growing mystery of iniquity and the coming of the son of perdition. One is able to view the past on a grand scale and see the progression of events. At the same time, hope is offered for a future revitalization of the Church, armed with new strength to do battle with evil. The book is a must-read for all those interested in prophetic literature and anyone who is worried about the future, for all is in God's hands and He is the ultimate victor.


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