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The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart: The Man from Whom God Hid Nothing
     

The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart: The Man from Whom God Hid Nothing

by Bernard McGinn
 

Centuries after his work as a preacher, philosopher, and spiritual guide, Meister Eckhart remains one of the most widely-read mystics of the Western tradition. Yet as he has come to be studied more closely in recent decades, a number of different Eckharts have emerged. This volume reviews and synthesizes the diverging views of Eckhart that have been presented in

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Centuries after his work as a preacher, philosopher, and spiritual guide, Meister Eckhart remains one of the most widely-read mystics of the Western tradition. Yet as he has come to be studied more closely in recent decades, a number of different Eckharts have emerged. This volume reviews and synthesizes the diverging views of Eckhart that have been presented in recent past. For the first time, Bernard McGinn, the greatest living scholar of Western Christian mysticism, brings together in one volume the fruition of decades of reflection on these questions, offering a view of Eckhart that unites his reflections as preacher, philosopher, and theologian.

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After presenting the controversies in interpreting Eckhart's work, McGinn (Divinity School of the University of Chicago) examines Eckhart's mystical theology and finds a unity among its various strands. Eckhart's mystic, scholastic, prophetic, and philosophic elements are connected by metaphors, chief among them the metaphor of the "ground." The metaphysics of flow and the eternal birth are also given special consideration. An appendix discusses Eckhart's sources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824519964
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
947,094
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.83(d)

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