Author: Eckhart, Johannes (c. 1260-1327)
Meister Eckhart was a fourteenth century
Dominican monk. Considered a forerunner to the
Reformation, he was an established theologian, and as a
result had a profound impact upon medieval scholasticism
mostly through his sermons. Meister Eckhart's Sermons
contains some of his short sermons. The sermons themselves are in
relatively plain English. In them, Eckhart flirts with some
controversial topics. He describes the soul as "laying hold" of God in a
mystical manner, so that there is "no distinction" between God and the
soul. Indeed, some of his more radical teachings were eventually
condemned by a papal council as heretical. But Eckhart does illustrate a
way to synthesize one's religious belief with one's philosophy.
Interesting and demanding, Meister Eckhart's Sermons will
person's conception of God and religion.
CCEL Staff Writer