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Meister Eckhart was a 13th-century mystic, prophet, feminist, declared heretic, and an early advocate of creation-centered spirituality. This tradition affirms humanity’s potential to act divinely, and it embraces life--living and dying, growing old and sinning, groaning and celebrating--as the creative energy of God in motion. For Eckhart, to be spiritual is to ...more
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Published June 1st 1983 by Bear & Company
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Lenny
I know that Matthew Fox employs a somewhat dubious position for most, but I loved his poetic arrangement of lines from Eckhart's sermons. Magical.
Kevin
A Zen master in Germany 600 years before anyone in Germany heard of Buddhism. Pretty amazing stuff.
Andrei Stinga
With words both simple and profound, M. Eckhart manages to bypass our mental artificial constructs and show us glimpses of what life is truly all about. I am sure I will be reading this one time and again, and if ever get stranded on an island with only a handful of books, this would most definitely be one of them.

It puts the Middle Ages in a whole new perspective for me if it was able to produce and thinkers like Meister Eckhart.

Translation wise, Matthew Fox seems to have done a terrific job.
Seth Thomas
I had been longing to read this book ever since learning of Eckhart from Peter Rollins' How (Not) to Speak of God. Short snippets of incredibly beautiful and dense philosophy/theology, this will be a well to which I return many times throughout my life, I hope.

The Breakthrough section is particularly interesting and applicable in my own life today. The sense of being Created out of God, through the rupturing of God, emerging and returning, being made by the ultimate Maker, is beautiful. As I wo
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Nancy
Written as though poetry and presented as four pathways, this book continues to inspire me and is one I pull off the shelf from time to time to re-read.

The four paths: Via positiva, via negativa, via creativa, via transformativa.

It is called a Centring book and that it is.

Standard on my bookshelf!
Mike
This is the only Christian mystic that I have ever read from this time period, so I have nothing to compare it with. The book is full of reflections on God, some of which are enlightening and others which are confusing. Its a mixed bag but I am glad I read it.
Amy
These are very short meditations, which are good for daily reading. This translation is very readable. Meister Eckhart is one of my favorites-anytime someone is labeled a prophet, mystic, feminist and a heretic in the same sentence "has me" at the word go!
L.A. Emrich
I have carried a copy of this book around the world with me... literally! I read it again, and again, and again!
LemontreeLime
Definitely a writer I will have to spend more time getting to know, even if he has been dead for over 600 years.
Justin
Was hard for me to get anything out of this. The writing was poetic and obscured the meaning for me
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Matthew Fox (born 1940) is an American Episcopal priest and theologian. He is an exponent of Creation Spirituality, a movement grounded in the mystical philosophies of medieval visionaries Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Aquinas, Meister Eckhart and Nicholas of Cusa. His books have sold millions of copies and by the mid 1990s had a "huge and diverse following".
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