Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Meister EckhartPhilosopher of Christianity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kurt Flasch

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300204865

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300204865.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 02 July 2022

Epilogue

Epilogue

Chapter:
(p.274) 21. Epilogue
Source:
Meister Eckhart
Author(s):

Kurt Flasch

, Anne Schindel, Aaron Vanides
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300204865.003.0021

This epilogue summarizes the main theoretical premises of Meister Eckhart's works, including his German sermons. It suggests that such premises are evidence of Eckhart's consideration of his argumentative way of speaking as a prerequisite, and especially his belief that without it, all pious doctrines, all interpretations of the Bible, and all ethical demands are worth very little, or even nothing at all. It also discusses Eckhart's programmatic concept of reason, his doctrine of the Trinity, his idea of God and of the relation of the just man to Justice, his doctrine of the birth of God, his dissent regarding the philosophy and theology of his day, and his argument that the primary determinations cannot be conceptualized in the same manner as dependent properties. Finally, it assesses Dietrich of Freiberg's creation of the preconditions for Eckhart's new philosophy of Christianity.

Keywords:   reason, Meister Eckhart, Bible, Trinity, God, justice, birth of God, primary determinations, Dietrich of Freiberg, philosophy of Christianity

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.