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Meister EckhartPhilosopher of Christianity$
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Kurt Flasch

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300204865

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300204865.001.0001

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Programmatic Speeches

Programmatic Speeches

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(p.102) 8. Programmatic Speeches
Source:
Meister Eckhart
Author(s):

Kurt Flasch

, Anne Schindel, Aaron Vanides
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300204865.003.0008

This chapter examines three of Meister Eckhart's texts that outline a new metaphysics as theology and reflect the basic lines of his ethical thought: the prologues to the Tripartite Work; the first three Parisian questions; and his interpretation of Ecclesiasticus. It first explains who Jesus Sirach was before turning to Eckhart's concept of God and his claim that wisdom is God. It then considers Eckhart's explanation for the First Parisian Question and its thesis of God as Being, along with his interest in propositions that pertain to both God and worldly things. It also explores what Eckhart may have meant by “philosophy”.

Keywords:   philosophy, Meister Eckhart, metaphysics, Tripartite Work, Parisian questions, Ecclesiasticus, Jesus Sirach, God, wisdom

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