The Resource Dangerous mystic : Meister Eckhart's path to the God within, Joel F. Harrington

Dangerous mystic : Meister Eckhart's path to the God within, Joel F. Harrington

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Dangerous mystic : Meister Eckhart's path to the God within
Title
Dangerous mystic
Title remainder
Meister Eckhart's path to the God within
Statement of responsibility
Joel F. Harrington
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Meister Eckhart was a medieval Christian mystic whose wisdom powerfully appeals to seekers seven centuries after his death. In the modern era, Eckhart's writings have struck a chord with thinkers as diverse as Heidegger, Merton, Sartre, John Paul II, and the current Dalai Lama. He is the inspiration for the bestselling New Age author Eckhart Tolle's pen name, and his fourteenth-century quotes have become an online sensation. Today a variety of Christians, as well as many Zen Buddhists, Sufi Muslims, Jewish Cabbalists, and various spiritual seekers, all claim Eckhart as their own. Meister Eckhart preached a personal, internal path to God at a time when the Church could not have been more hierarchical and ritualistic. Then and now, Eckhart's revolutionary method of direct access to ultimate reality offers a profoundly subjective approach that is at once intuitive and pragmatic, philosophical yet non-rational, and, above all, universally accessible. This "dangerous mystic's" teachings challenge the very nature of religion, yet the man himself never directly challenged the Church. Eckhart was one of the most learned theologians of his day, but he was also a man of the world who had worked as an administrator for his religious order and taught for years at the University of Paris. His personal path from conventional friar to professor to lay preacher culminated in a spiritual philosophy that combined the teachings of an array of pagan and Christian writers, as well as Muslim and Jewish philosophers. His revolutionary decision to take his approach to the common people garnered him many enthusiastic followers as well as powerful enemies. After Eckhart's death and papal censure, many religious women and clerical supporters, known as the Friends of God, kept his legacy alive through the centuries, albeit underground until the master's dramatic rediscovery by modern Protestants and Catholics. Dangerous Mystic grounds Meister Eckhart in a world that is simultaneously familiar and alien. In the midst of this medieval society, a few decades before the Black Death, Eckhart boldly preached to captivated crowds a timeless method, a "wayless way," of directly experiencing the divine
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrington, Joel F.
Dewey number
  • 230/.2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BV5095.E3
LC item number
H287 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eckhart
  • Mysticism
  • Mysticism
  • Philosophy, Medieval
  • Christianity
Label
Dangerous mystic : Meister Eckhart's path to the God within, Joel F. Harrington
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-349) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 361 pages
Isbn
9781101981566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993419510
  • (OCoLC)ocn993419510
Label
Dangerous mystic : Meister Eckhart's path to the God within, Joel F. Harrington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 361 pages
Isbn
9781101981566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993419510
  • (OCoLC)ocn993419510

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