Meister Eckhart: The Essential Writings

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In a modern translation by Raymond B. Blakney, here are the essential writings of Meister Eckhart, the celebrated 14th Century German-born Dominican philosopher, mystic, and spiritual master, including his famous, brilliantly reasoned defense against charges of heresy during a local Franciscan-led Inquisition. Perhaps the most daring and profound Christian philosophy in the history of Western mysticism, the writings and teachings of Meister Eckhart at once challenge and inspire all who wish to deepen their experience of God.<_o3a_p>

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Before I began to read Meister Eckhart, I shared a common prejudice against medieval thinkers an all their works. I disliked theology in the medieval idiom, regarding it as juiceless and static, and fortunately superseded by more vital modern religious thought. Then, at the behest of a learned friend, I began Eckhart, only to see that ...

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In a modern translation by Raymond B. Blakney, here are the essential writings of Meister Eckhart, the celebrated 14th Century German-born Dominican philosopher, mystic, and spiritual master, including his famous, brilliantly reasoned defense against charges of heresy during a local Franciscan-led Inquisition. Perhaps the most daring a...

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The Father of German MysticismMeister Eckhart (1260-1328) was a German theologian, philosopher, professor, and mystic. In his distinguished career, he became a professor of theology at the University of Paris and took a leading pastoral and organizational role in the Dominican Order.Later in his life he was brought before the local Fra...

Born in Hochheim near Gotha, Meister Eckhart was a German Dominican mystic whose central concern was the relation of the soul to God. He regarded "the innermost essence of the soul as something uncreated, not only "like' God in a creaturely resemblance, but truly "one' with God" (Bernard McGinn, Meister Eckhart). Eckhart's thinking off...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:HarperCollins

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Before I began to read Meister Eckhart, I shared a common prejudice against medieval thinkers an all their works. I disliked theology in the medieval idiom, regarding it as juiceless and static, and fortunately superseded by more vital modern religious thought. Then, at the behest of a learned friend, I began Eckhart, only to see that what he had to say was indeed like a treasure buried in a field, the more valuable because so rare--and so long neglected. It proved not to be enough merely to read him. The variations among the translations into modern German only suggested a richer treasure behind them all, and the one existing English translation did not help much.

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"A mountain peak, or such a religious genius as Eckhart, can be approached from many valleys and appreciated by differing seekers for truths. There remains only the obligation to express wholehearted appreciation of this presentation to American readers of Meister Eckhart.""-- Christian Century""Deserves careful consideration by all who want to understand the views to which speculative mysticism leads.""--Crozer Quarterly"