Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

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Yale University Press
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6.2 X 1.3 X 9.4 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author

Kurt Flasch is a German author and philosopher and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Sigmund Freud Prize by the Deutsche Akademie fΓΌr Sprache und Dichtung and the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought. He is Professor (Emeritus) of Philosophy at the Ruhr University Bochum and lives in Mainz.


"Flasch is one of the senior scholars and best known writers on late German medieval thought in Europe. This convincing book should be required reading for anyone interested in understanding the background and sources of Eckhart's ideas."-- Clyde Lee Miller, Stony Brook University
--Clyde Lee Miller
"In this masterpiece, Kurt Flasch, one of the world's foremost Eckhart scholars, shows how Eckhart remains a thorn in the flesh of his readers. He stands against any systematic attempt to catch his imagination, and he cannot be institutionally subsumed by any church or religious order."--Markus Vinzent, King's College London and Max-Weber-Centre, Erfurt
--Markus Vinzent
"This important intellectual biography of Meister Eckhart represents the culmination of Kurt Flasch's sixty-year involvement with Eckhart's thought. Comprehensive, richly learned, and trenchantly argued . . . [a] classic . . . beautifully written . . . the best general introduction in English to a revolutionary thinker."--John M./I>--John M. Connolly "Catholic Historical Review "
"This is a useful addition to the historical-contextual study of Eckhart. And, perhaps more importantly, Flasch's work in translation represents a new and more focused effort towards establishing an international conversation on this enigmatic 'philosopher of Christianity'."--Christopher David Shaw, Theology-- (11/01/2016)