Meister Johann Eckhart

[Meister Johann Eckhart]
Also known as

  • Meister Eckhard
  • Meister Eccard

Profile

Dominican preacher, theologian, and mystic. He held many professorial and administrative posts in his Order. He was an effectively simple preacher and his sermons are specimens of beautiful Gerwan prose. As a theologian he followed the teaching of the great Scholastics, but departed from their method and form. He is the father of German mysticism, of which he is held by many to be the greatest exponent. Investigations of his moral conduct and theological teaching resulted in his entire vindication. The papal Bull which condemned a number of his propositions declared also his profession of faith, repudiation of error, and submission to the Holy See.

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MLA Citation

  • “Meister Johann Eckhart”. People of the Faith. Saints.SQPN.com. 23 January 2010. Web. 17 April 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/meister-johann-eckhart/>