Meister Eckhart: Master of Mystics

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Bloomsbury Academic, Mar 17, 2011 - Religion - 224 pages
Timothy Radcliffe introduces this masterly short guide to Eckhart's mystical teaching - perfectly pitched for those interested in spirituality and theology. Richard Woods writes as a passionate advocate of Eckhart's relevance to issues and challenges facing intelligent people today with emphasis on religious understanding, belief, action and human suffering. The fruit of more than ten years of reflection, Meister Eckhart: Master of Mystics explores a set of related themes bridging Eckhart's medieval world and our own turbulent times - women's role in spirituality and church life, global climate change and the sacredness of Creation, the meaning of detachment, the blind alleys of spiritual 'technology', the meaning of contemplation and the place of prayer, Eckhart's views on art and spirituality, his daring insights into the challenges of pain and suffering, and Eckhart's relevance for wider and deeper encounter among world religions. Other chapters investigate Eckhart's wide-ranging sources and his revolutionary approach to the redeeming mission of Jesus Christ.

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About the author (2011)

Richard Woods OP PhD STM is Professor of Theology and held the Lund-Gill Chair for 2010 at Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois. Recent books include Meister Eckhart: Master of Mystics (Continuum, 2010), Eckhart's Way (Veritas Publications, 2009 ed.), and Wellness: Life, Health, and Spirituality (Veritas Publications, 2008).

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