29 Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)


German Dominican theologian whose Von unsagbaren Dingen and other writings and sermons identified the being and intellect of a unified deity that could be apprehended only through mystical apprehension of the divine through an inner spark [scintilla animae] of the soul. Condemned as pantheistic in his own time, Eckhart’s doctrines were a significant application of neoplatonic thought.

Recommended Reading:

Meister Echkart, Selected Writings, ed. by Oliver Davies (Penguin, 1995);

Bernard McGinn, The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart: The Man from Whom God Hid Nothing (Crossroad, 2001);

Passion for Creation: Earth-honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart, ed. by Matthew Fox (Inner Traditions, 2000).


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