New PDF release: Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within

By Joel F. Harrington

ISBN-10: 1101981563

ISBN-13: 9781101981566

Life and instances of the 14th century German theologian Meister Eckhart, whose concept of a private route to the divine encouraged thinkers from Jean Paul Sartre to Thomas Merton, and so much lately, Eckhart Tolle

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.

Show description

Read or Download Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within PDF

Similar church history books

Edmund Schlink's Theology of the Lutheran Confessions (Concordia Classics PDF

During this vintage translation of Theologie Der Lutherischen Bekenntnisschriften, Schlink solutions key theological questions as he issues to Scripture because the foundation of the Lutheran Confessions, that are greater than ancient records or expressions of a philosophy. they continue to be the church's precis exposition of Scripture, upon which individuals needs to take a stand.

Download e-book for iPad: The 35 Doctors of the Church: Revised Edition by Rev. Fr. Christopher Rengers O.F.M.Cap.,Dr. Matthew E.

“The assertion saint is a physician of the common Church implies the popularity of a charism of knowledge bestowed by way of the Holy Spirit for the nice of the Church . . . ”— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI The 35 medical professionals of the Church provides the main complete and interesting assortment on hand anyplace at the lives and labors of the saints who've been declared the Church’s medical professionals.

Read e-book online Land of Many Revivals: Scotland’s Extraordinary Legacy of PDF

Scotland has arguably the main diverse, vibrant and longstanding historical past of evangelical revivals on the planet. targeting the interval among 1527-1857 Tom Lennie presents an illuminating account of many an exhilarating time. Scotland's real revival legacy is vast and sundry and Lennie attracts on a number of resources to assemble this complete source.

Nicholas E. Denysenko's Liturgical Reform after Vatican II: The Impact on Eastern PDF

Sacrosanctum Concilium (SC) used to be the 1st rfile promulgated via the second one Vatican Council. The influence of this rfile was once wide and ecumenical—the liturgical reforms licensed by means of the Council reverberated all through Christendom, impacting the order and adventure of worship in Reformed and Orthodox church buildings.

Extra info for Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within by Joel F. Harrington

by Kenneth

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 21 votes