A Companion to Meister Eckhart

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Jeremiah Hackett
BRILL, Dec 7, 2012 - History - 781 pages
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This book meets an obvious need in English language studies on Meister Eckhart. It is the first handbook on Eckhart for graduate and undergraduate students. It is divided into three parts. Part one deals with the life, works, career, and trial; Greek, Jewish, and Arabic philosophical sources, and some central philosophical ideas. Part two examines Eckhart as a Latin exegete, vernacular preacher, Eckhart's understanding of God, Eckhart as a reader of Maimonides and in relation to women's spirituality. Part three deals with the reception of Eckhart and his works from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first century. It covers fourteenth-century German readers of Eckhart, the fifteenth-century reader Nicholas of Cusa, the sixteenth-seventeenth-century reader Valentine Weigel, the reception of Eckhart in German idealism and romanticism and Eckhart and philosophy in the twentieth century. There is an epilogue on mysticism and philosophy in Eckhart and an appendix on Dominican education in the Middle Ages.
  

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Contents

A Companion to Meister Eckhart
3
Meister Eckharts Life Training Career and Trial
7
Eckharts Latin Works
85
12941313 The Origins of the Opus Tripartitum
125
Eckharts German Works
137
The Theory of the Transcendentals in Meister Eckhart
185
From Aquinas to Eckhart on Creation Creature and Analogy
205
Eckharts Anthropology
237
The Ethics of Margaret Porette
445
Part Three
471
Introduction to Part Three
473
The Reception of Meister Eckhart in 14thCentury Germany
481
PseudoEckhart and Eckhart Legends
509
A Survey of the Literature
553
Henry Suso and the Condemnations of Meister Eckhart
587
Meister Eckhart and Valentin Weigel
607

Avicenna Avicebron and Averroes
253
PseudoDionysius the Areopagite and Eckhart
299
Part Two
311
Meister Eckhart as Preacher and Theologian
313
Meister Eckharts Latin Biblical Exegesis
321
Meister Eckharts Vernacular Preaching
337
Meister Eckharts Understanding of God
359
From JudaeoArabic Rationalism to Christian Mysticism
389
Eckhart and the World of Womens Spirituality in the Context of the Free Spirit and Marguerite Porete
415
Eckhart Reception in the 19th Century
629
Meister Eckhart in 20thCentury Philosophy
669
Meister EckhartBetween Mysticism and Philosophy
699
Appendix Dominican Education
711
Bibliography
725
Index of Scripture References
759
Index of Subjects
760
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Jeremiah Hackett is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. He was Chair of the Department of Philosophy, 2005-2008. He continues to do research on Roger Bacon, on fourteenth-century German mysticism, and on Renaissance philosophy. Contributors include Walter Senner OP, Allesandra Beccarisi, Dagmar Gottschall, Loris Sturlese, Tamar Tsopurashvili, Jennifer Hart Weed, Jeremiah Hackett, Udo Kern, Alessandro Palazzo, Eliza Rubino, Donald F. Duclow, Bruce Milem, Markus Enders, Yossef Schwartz, Lydia Wegener, Jack C. Marler, Nadia Bray, Elizabeth Brient, Fiorella Rettucci, Andrew Weeks, Cyril O'Regan, Dermot Moran, Karl Albert, Paul Dietrich.

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