Meister Eckhart and Beguine Mystics Hadewijch of Brabant, Mechtild of Magdeburg and Marguerite Porete

by Bernard McGinn

Meister Eckhart and Beguine Mystics Hadewijch of Brabant, Mechtild of Magdeburg and Marguerite Porete Synopsis

The great German mystic Meister Eckhart remains one of the most fascinating figures in Western thought. Revived interest in Eckhart's mysticism has been matched, and even surpassed, by the study of the women mystics of the late13th century. This book argues that Eckhart's thought cannot be fully be understood until it is viewed against the background of the breakthroughs made by the women mystics who preceded him.

Meister Eckhart and Beguine Mystics Hadewijch of Brabant, Mechtild of Magdeburg and Marguerite Porete Press Reviews

the compendium is brilliantly stimulating in the light it shines upon a little known phenomenon of mystical spirituality Sufi, no.57--Sanford Lakoff

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826409294
Publication date: 1st September 1997
Author: Bernard McGinn
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 178 pages
Categories: Biography: general,

About Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor Historical Theology and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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