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Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Hardcover

PhilosophyReligious BiographiesGeneral Christianity

ISBN10: 0300204868
ISBN13: 9780300204865
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Published: Nov 24 2015
Pages: 344
Weight: 1.50
Height: 1.30 Width: 6.20 Depth: 9.40
Language: English
Renowned philosopher Kurt Flasch offers a full-scale reappraisal of the life and legacy of Meister Eckhart, the medieval German theologian, philosopher, and alleged mystic who was active during the Avignon Papacy of the fourteenth century and was tried for heresy by Pope John XXII. Disputing his subject's frequent characterization as a hero of a modern, syncretic spirituality, Flasch attempts to free Eckhart from the Mystical Flood by inviting his readers to think along with Eckhart in a careful rereading of his Latin and German works.

This fascinating study makes a powerful case for Eckhart's position as an important philosopher of the time rather than a mystic and casts new light on an important figure of the Middle Ages whose ideas attracted considerable attention from such diverse modern thinkers as Schopenhauer, Vivekananda, Suzuki, Fromm, and Derrida.

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