Meister Eckhart: A Modern Translation

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Meister Eckhart: A Modern Translation

Raymond Bernard Blakney

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Meister Eckhart: A Modern Translation

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Meister Eckhart was a German mystic philosopher for the power of his preaching. Often as have his writings been quoted, and increasingly so in recent years, there is surprisingly little first hand familiarity with his works among the thousands who might be expected to read and enjoy them. There is only one translation of his works in English, a stiff, literal rendition in two volumes unavailable in America. This modern translation is a labor of love by one who is an Eckhart scholar. The translation is made from Eckhart's middle-high German vernacular and is rendered in appropriate American style. Furthermore, this translation incorporates the tremendous amount of recent Eckhart scholarship done in Germany prior to the present war. It also includes a translation of "Defense," the key to Eckhart Criticism, hitherto unpublished in any modern language.

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title Meister Eckhart
subtitle A Modern Translation (1941)
authors Raymond Bernard Blakney
publishedDate 2003-01-01
description 1941. The author translates about one-half of Eckhart's works in this volume and presents a background into Eckhart's life and work. Contents: Meister Eckhart's talks of instruction; Book of Divine Comfort; Aristocrat; About Disinterest; 28 sermons; fragments; legends; the defense; a short bibliography.
pageCount 364
printType BOOK
categories Mysticism
maturityRating NOT_MATURE
language en
canonicalVolumeLink https://books.google.com/books/about/Meister_Eckhart.html?hl=&id=FE0FAAAACAAJ

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