Meister Eckhart


Born
in Germany
December 18, 1259

Died
December 16, 1327

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Dietrich of Freiberg


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 Preacher Friars, he was brought up on charges later in life before the local Franciscan-led Inquisition. Tried as a heretic by Pope John XXII, his "Defence" is famous for his reasoned arguments to all challenged articles of his writing and his refutation of heretical intent. He purportedly died before his verdict was received, although no record of his de
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Selected Writings

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The Essential Writings

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Sermons of Meister Eckhart

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Meister Eckhart, from Whom ...

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The Complete Mystical Works

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The Kingdom of Heaven Withi...

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Meister Eckhart: Teacher an...

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Meister Eckhart: A Modern T...

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“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
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