Meister Eckhart (CWS)

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Paulist Press, 1981 - Religion - 366 pages
"The very imposing and very welcome Classics of Western Spirituality(TM) series...should be in every theological collection of any depth." Ardin Newsletter Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises and Defense translated and introduced by Edmund Colledge, O.S.A. and Bernard McGinn; preface by Huston Smith "...it is necessary that all things be bathed in the blood of Christ and led back into the Father through the Son's meditation, just as the Father does all things through the Son; and so the flowing back will correspond to the flowing out." Meister Eckhart (c.1260-1327) The thought of Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327), Dominican philosopher and spiritual master, is among the most daring and difficult in the history of Western mysticism. Thoroughly grounded in the Scholastic method of his day and steadfastly loyal to the Church, Eckhart's love of speculation, paradox, and the apophatic way, nevertheless, resulted in the controversial condemnation of certain of his teachings by papal bull in 1329. His doctrines of detachment, the return of the soul to God, and the birth of the Son in the soul have continued to perplex his critics and nourish his disciples through the ages. This volume, based on the critical Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft edition of Eckhart's works, represents the first time that his technical Latin writings and more popular German sermons and treatises have appeared together in English.
 

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Contents

1 HISTORICAL DATA
2
2 THEOLOGICAL SUMMARY
22
3 A NOTE ON ECKHARTS WORKS AND THE PRESENT SELECTIONS
60
1 DOCUMENTS RELATING TO ECKHARTS CONDEMNATION
69
B The Bull In agro dominico March 27 1329
75
2 SELECTIONS FROM THE COMMENTARIES ON GENESIS
80
3 SELECTIONS FROM THE COMMENTARY ON JOHN
120
1 SELECTED SERMONS
175
2 TREATISES
207
Of the Nobleman
238
C Counsels on Discernment
245
D On Detachment
283
NOTES
293
BIBLIOGRAPHY
347
INDEX
353
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