Wandering Joy Meister Eckhart's Mystical Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0970109717

ISBN-13: 9780970109712

Edition: 2001

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Description: This work shows Meister Eckhart, the 23th-century western mystic, as the great teacher of the birth of God in the soul. He shatters the dualism between God and the world, and the self and God.

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SteinerBooks, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Born in Hochheim near Gotha, Meister Eckhart was a German Dominican mystic whose central concern was the relation of the soul to God. He regarded "the innermost essence of the soul as something uncreated, not only "like' God in a creaturely resemblance, but truly "one' with God" (Bernard McGinn, Meister Eckhart). Eckhart's thinking offended orthodox sensibilities as pantheistic, and he was accused of heretical teachings by the archbishop of Cologne. Two years after his death, Eckhart's writings were condemned by Pope John XXII. Nevertheless, Eckhart's teaching influenced later religious mysticism and speculative philosophy.

David Appelbaum is the author of more than fifteen books of philosophy and poetry, including Everyday Spirits, Disruption, The Stop, and Delay of the Heart. Professor of Philosophy at SUNY, New Palz, he is also editor of Parabola Magazine and the SUNY Press series in Western Esoteric Traditions.

Foreword
Introduction
Sermon, "Jesus Entered"
Analysis and Commentary
What Does It Mean "To Be Virgin"?
A New Commerce with Things: Detachment
The Birth of the Son in Detachment
The Divine Destiny of the Intellect
The Divine Destiny of the Will
The Divine Destiny of the Ground of the Mind
Sermon, "He Who Hates His Soul in This World"
Sermon, "Woman, the Hour is Coming"
Analysis
Time, the Body, Nothingness
Living Without Why
General and Individual Perfections
Motus and "Break-through"
The Higher Part of the Mind and Its Faculties
Birth of the Son and Equanimity
"God Must"
Commentary: Intensities of Releasement
Dissimilarity
Similarity
Sermon, "Like a Vase of Massive Gold"
Identity
Dehiscence
Sermon, "Saul Rose From the Ground"
Sermon, "See What Love"
Analysis
Union by Knowledge
Union by Participation
Exterior Knowledge and Interior Knowledge
Interior Knowledge and the Mind's Being
Identity and Analogy of Grace
Identity and Analogy of Being
New Birth and Voluntary Annihilation
New Birth and Equanimity
Being the Son and Becoming the Son
Commentary: the Understanding of Being in Meister Eckhart
Identity and Analogy
Analogy According to Aristotle
Analogy According to Meister Eckhart
Sermon, "Proclaim the Word"
The Limits of the Analogical Understanding of Being
Wandering Identity (Meister Eckhart and Heidegger)
Conclusion: Releasement and the "There Is"
Sermon, "Blessed Are the Poor"
Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism
Notes
Selected Bibliography
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