Hildegard of Bingen & Sex Complementarity

“Hildegard is rightly considered as the foundress of the sex complementarity position.” This is a loaded statement written by Sister Prudence Allen, R.S.M. (appointed to the International Theological Commission by Pope Francis in 2014) in Volume One of her three volume work, The Concept of Woman (pg. 292). Complementarity is a highly controversial theological position created by Pope John Paul II in his series of addresses compiled into what is called, Theology of the Body. “

*Shanon Sterringer, ARCWP Priest