Meister Eckhart and the Beguine Mystics: Hadewijch of Brabant, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Marguerite Porete

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Bernard McGinn
Continuum, 1994 - Philosophy - 166 pages
The great German mystic Meister Eckhart remains one of the most fascinating figures in Western thought. Revived interest in Eckhart's mysticism has been matched, and even surpassed, by the study of the women mystics of the late 13th century. This book argues that Eckhart's thought cannot be fully be understood until it is viewed against the background of the breakthroughs made by the women mystics who preceded him.

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Contents

Hadewijch Mechthild and Meister Eckhart
15
The Wilderness of God in Hadewijch II
31
Marguerite Porete and Meister Eckhart
63
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Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. His many books include "Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil" and "The Presence of God," a multivolume history of Western Christian mysticism.

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