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Meister Eckhart, from Whom God Hid Nothing: Sermons, Writings, and Sayings

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This introduction to the writing and preaching of the greatest medieval European mystic contains selections from his sermons, treatises, and sayings, as well as Table Talk, the records of his informal advice to his spiritual children.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by New Seeds (first published December 13th 1963)
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Whenever I hear a person carry on about how religion- all religion, but especially western religion- has always been nothing more than a destructive, thought-suppressing and morality-twisting force of pure evil, or at best some sort of contagious mental disorder or metaphorical crutch or peoples' opiate, I find that I can only quietly shake my head. Had I not read Eckhart and other sky-blue souled mystics like him, I suppose my opinion would be different... but the wisdom of the man From Whom Go ...more
Meister Eckhart is one of my favorite mystics. He does well in elucidating the subtlest intuitions with so few words. One of my favorites: "Hearer and heard are one in the eternal Word."

Eckhart's thoughts on suffering, detachment, emptiness, and culminating unity with "Godhead" are, from what I've gathered, reminiscent of eastern Vedantic and Buddhist meditative practices and phenomenology; so, if you're into comparative theology, you may find some interesting points of comparison between the t
"What is truth? Truth is something so noble that if God could turn aside from it, I could keep to the truth and let God go."/
Brett Folkman
I really enjoyed the writings of Meister Eckhart, but found the introduction very superficial and lacking much detail. I also felt there was only a small sampling of his teachings and writings, so I'm buying a much larger comprehensive book containing much more of his writings, which I thought this book would have included. It's a very small book, just enough to wet the appetite, but not satisfy. Brett Folkman, Doctor of Ministry
holy f, this is the best megabus reading. currently i am at least a few sacred moments closer to giving myself up to the ultimate unknown. goals-
to be both knowing and unknowing
to be objectless in eternity and in time
get out of (GOD __)s way
do all i do without a single why
always making first rate progress
This is a great introduction to Eckhart's thoughts and work. He is clearly so influential to many --you can see lots of his ideas in Luther's writings and later mystics. This little volume starts with short sayings, and works up to longer pieces. I read it as a morning devotional and got a lot out of it.
Bill Tucker
They forgot to give credit to Bizarro and Yoda for translating this from Medieval German. Yikes! I didn't finish, but I could see the writing on the wall...and even there the syntax was terrible! A different edition I get will now? ;/
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Eckhart von Hochheim, commonly known as Meister Eckhart, was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic, born near Gotha, in Thuringia.

Meister is German for "Master", referring to the academic title Magister in theologia he obtained in Paris. Coming into prominence during the decadent Avignon Papacy and a time of increased tensions between the Franciscans and Eckhart's Dominican Order of Preache
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Selected Writings The Essential Writings The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises and Defense Sermons of Meister Eckhart The Complete Mystical Works

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