Selected Writings

Posted on Sep 15, 2012


Eckhart, M. (1995). Selected Writings. New York: Penguin Classics.

Summary:
This collection of sermons and treatises by the Middle High German Dominican explores, and in a sense, defines mystical thought. His metaphors are particularly telling.

Comments:
“If used in a class, I find that it is more productive to start with an Eastern text. Starting with Meister Eckhart seems to irritate, since the presumption tends to be that Christianity can’t possible have anything mystical about it. Going to Meister Eckhart after an Eastern text allows for acceptance.” – SunHee Gertz, Professor of English, Clark University

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