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Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Kurt Flasch


This book offers a reappraisal of the life and legacy of Meister Eckhart, the medieval German theologian, philosopher, and alleged mystic who was active during the Avignon Papacy of the fourteenth century and posthumously condemned as a heretic by Pope John XXII. Disputing his subject's frequent characterization as a hero of a modern, syncretic spirituality, the book attempts to free Eckhart from the “Mystical Flood” by inviting his readers to think along with Eckhart in a careful rereading of his Latin and German works. The text makes a powerful case for Eckhart's position as an important phi ... More

Keywords: mystic, Meister Eckhart, Avignon Papacy, Pope John XXII, Mystical Flood, Latin, Middle Ages, Arthur Schopenhauer, Erich Fromm, Jacques Derrida

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300204865
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300204865.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kurt Flasch, author
Ruhr University Bochum