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Meister Eckhart: Analogy, Univocity and Unity

Meister Eckhart: Analogy, Univocity and Unity (Hardback)

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The thought of Meister Eckhart - the Dominican theologian, the preacher, the master of language, the mystic - exudes a remarkable fascination on the modern mind, not the least due to its characteristic interplay of scholastic-academic and vernacular terminology. This volume presents the only book-length study in English of Meister Eckhart the philosopher within the tradition in which his thought is embedded and from which it draws its authority. It shows that even as Eckhart may be justly regarded as a medieval precursor of a modern philosophy of subjectivity, the novelty and continuity of his thought can only be understood in its relation to that of Albert the Great, Aristotle, Dionysius Pseudo-Areopagita, the Liber de causis and the Neoplatonic heritage, Theodoric of Freiberg and Thomas Aquinas as well as Eckhart of Grundig, Jakob of Metz and Johannes Picardi of Lichtenberg. At its center lies the return of the soul, through its detachment from everything corporeal, manifold and temporal, into its ground or spark - into that "something" in the soul where, according to Eckhart, "the ground of God is my ground and my ground is God's ground". The present translation not only revises the German-language original to take account of recent debates in Eckhart-scholarship, it moreover makes accessible to the non-specialist all Latin and Middle High German material, much of it previously not available in any translation at all. Meister Eckhart: Dominikanischer Theologe, Prediger, Sprachgenie, Mystiker - sein Denken fasziniert den modernen Menschen nicht zuletzt wegen der einpragsamen Wechselwirkung von scholastisch-akademischer Terminologie und deutscher Mundart. Der vorliegende Band ist die einzige englischsprachige Monographie uber Meister Eckhart als Philosophen, die ihn im Zusammenhang der ihn maigeblich bedingenden philosophischen Tradition interpretiert. Auch wenn Eckhart zurecht als Vordenker der modernen Subjektivitat gilt, kann man ihn nur im bezug auf Albert den Groien, Aristoteles, Dionysius Pseudo-Areopagita, den Liber de causis und die neuplatonische Tradition, Dietrich von Freiberg und Thomas von Aquin sowie Eckhart von Grundig, Jakob von Metz und Johannes Picardi von Lichtenberg adaquat verstehen. Im Mittelpunkt dieser Studie steht die Ruckkehr der Seele - durch ihre Abgeschiedenheit vom Korperlichen, vom Mannigfaltigen und vom Zeitlichen - in ihren Grund bzw. in den Funken der Seele, wo nach Eckhart "gotes grunt min grunt und min grunt gotes grunt" ist. Der vorliegende Band revidiert nicht nur die deutschsprachige Original-Studie im Hinblick auf Debatten in der neueren Eckhart-Forschung: Auch dem Nicht-Spezialisten werden samtliche lateinische und mittelhochdeutsche Quellen durch die UEbersetzung ins Englische zuganglich gemacht.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectPhilosophy of languageLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPsycholinguisticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian spirituality & religious experience Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co Publication Date: 18/09/2001 ISBN-13: 9789060324653  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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