By Joel F. Harrington
Meister Eckhart used to be a medieval Christian mystic whose knowledge powerfully appeals to seekers seven centuries after his dying. within the glossy period, Eckhart's writings have struck a chord with thinkers as diversified as Heidegger, Merton, Sartre, John Paul II, and the present Dalai Lama. he's the foundation for the bestselling New Age writer Eckhart Tolle's pen identify, and his fourteenth-century costs became a web sensation. at the present time numerous Christians, in addition to many Zen Buddhists, Sufi Muslims, Jewish Cabbalists, and diverse non secular seekers, all declare Eckhart as their very own. Meister Eckhart preached a private, inner route to God at a time whilst the Church couldn't were extra hierarchical and ritualistic. Then and now, Eckhart’s progressive approach to direct entry to final truth bargains a profoundly subjective technique that's without delay intuitive and pragmatic, philosophical but non-rational, and, especially, universally available. This “dangerous mystic’s” teachings problem the very nature of faith, but the fellow himself by no means without delay challenged the Church.
Eckhart used to be probably the most discovered theologians of his day, yet he used to be additionally a guy of the realm who had labored as an administrator for his non secular order and taught for years on the collage of Paris. His own direction from traditional friar to professor to put preacher culminated in a non secular philosophy that mixed the lessons of an array of pagan and Christian writers, in addition to Muslim and Jewish philosophers. His progressive selection to take his method of the typical humans garnered him many enthusiastic fans in addition to strong enemies. After Eckhart’s demise and papal censure, many spiritual girls and clerical supporters, often called the chums of God, stored his legacy alive throughout the centuries, albeit underground until eventually the master’s dramatic rediscovery by means of sleek Protestants and Catholics.
Dangerous Mystic grounds Meister Eckhart in a global that's concurrently usual and alien. in the course of this medieval society, a number of many years sooner than the Black loss of life, Eckhart boldly preached to captivated crowds a undying approach, a “wayless way,” of at once experiencing the divine.
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Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within by Joel F. Harrington