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Meister Eckhart

Monday, May 17, 2010


Time seems to fly and I regret not posting more frequently.  This past month has seen a lot of progress on our two current projects: the translation of an excellent article by Rupert Mayer on Aquinas, Dietrich, and Eckhart; and a translation of Eckhart's Sermon for the Feast of St. Augustine.  Two more project are being lined up which will be two of Eckhart's Latin sermons, but I will have more information in due time.
   What is of increasing interest is just how unexamined have been the Dominican sources in Eckhart and how dominant has been a bias toward German Idealism and a post-Hegelian interpretation of his thought.  Peter Sajda's article  demonstrates the challenges raised by an Hegelian understanding and the way in which Eckhart suffered a guilt by association.  In the May issue of New Blackfriars is found an article wherein I explore the role Eckhart may have played in the Order's defense of Aquinas and extend an invitation to further research.
  On another note, if I may, this month was the release of my new work on spirituality A Soul-Centered Life  from Liturgical Press.

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