Selected Writings (eckhart, Meister)

Paperback | March 1, 1995

byMeister EckhartTranslated byOliver DaviesIntroduction byOliver Davies

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'A free mind can achieve all things. But what is a free mind?'
 
Composed during a critical time in the evaluation of European intellectual life, the works of Meister Eckhart are some of the most powerful medieval attempts to achieve a synthesis between ancient Greek thought and Christian faith. Writing with great rhetorical brilliance, Eckhart Combines the Neoplatonic concept of oneness—the idea that the ultimate principle of the universe is single and undivided—with his Christian belief in the Trinity, and considers the struggle to describe a perfect God through the imperfect medium of language. Fusing philosophy and religion with vivid originality and metaphysical passion, these works have intrigued and inspired philosophers and theologians from Hegel to Heidegger and beyond.

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 The writings of German Dominican Meister Eckhart have fascinated German thinkers throughout the ages. Meister Eckhart: Selected Writings collects the exemplary works of this 13th-century cultural icon. These writings probe the nature of God and the spirit of “intellect.” Written in a rhetorical style, they present a metaphysical drama...

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'A free mind can achieve all things. But what is a free mind?'   Composed during a critical time in the evaluation of European intellectual life, the works of Meister Eckhart are some of the most powerful medieval attempts to achieve a synthesis between ancient Greek thought and Christian faith. Writing with great rhetorical brilliance...

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Composed during a critical time in the evolution of European intellectual life, the works of Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327) are some of the most powerful medieval attempts to achieve a synthesis between ancient Greek thought and the Christian faith. Writing with great rhetorical brilliance, Eckhart combines the neoplatonic concept of o...

Johannes Eckart, more commonly known as Meister Eckhart, was born near Gotha in eastern Germany in around 1260. He had an illustrious career in the Dominican Order, holding senior ecclesiastical and teaching posts all over Europe including Saxony, Bohemia, Paris, Strasburg and Cologne. Eckhart is one of the great speculative mystics ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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 The writings of German Dominican Meister Eckhart have fascinated German thinkers throughout the ages. Meister Eckhart: Selected Writings collects the exemplary works of this 13th-century cultural icon. These writings probe the nature of God and the spirit of “intellect.” Written in a rhetorical style, they present a metaphysical drama that tugs between Christian doctrine and introspective reflection. Clearly translated, this edition lets readers see his most unfiltered meaning.