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Dangerous Mystic Free read Î 8 Ò Life and times of the 14th century German theologian Meister Eckhart whose theory of a personal path to the divine inspired thinkers from Jean Paul Sartre to Thomas Merton and most recently Eckhart Tolle Meister Eckhart was a medieval Christian mystic whose wisdom powerfully appeals to seekers seven centuries after hiKhart preached a personal internal path to God at a time when the Church could not have been 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 ChurchEckhart 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 philosop. Outstanding book As someone who has been drawn to the teachings of Meister Eckhart this was a thorough well written accessible read placing Eckhart in his historical context

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Life and times of the 14th century German theologian Meister Eckhart whose theory of a personal path to the divine inspired thinkers from Jean Paul Sartre to Thomas Merton and most recently Eckhart Tolle 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 uotes 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 Ec. A good readable introduction to Meister Eckhart the famed German mystic I will admit that when I picked up this book I was nervous that this was going to be an attempt to remove Meister Eckhart from his Christian context and attempt to paint as some sort of representative of a some universal religious truth which has been the fate of many spiritual leaders Christian or not in our day and age But I was presently surprised to find that instead of falling into that trap Harrington instead stresses the importance of placing Meister Eckhart within his specific and religious context in order to gain the best picture of the man All in all I would recommend this book to everyone looking for a beginning primer into one of Christian's faiths most interesting thinkers

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Dangerous MysticHy 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 divi. This is a Goodreads win reviewI do not know what to make of this book I have never heard of this Meister Eckhart or his teachings From what I can tell he was a very learned man and lay preacher He had a revolutionary method at that time of having people reach a personal internal path to God which a lot of people liked and some people did not like and could not understand