Tag Archives: Meister Eckhart

Essay: Exegesis as Metaphysics : Eriugena and Eckhart on Reading Genesis 1-3, by Bernard McGinn

In Eriugena and Creation: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Eriugenian Studies, held in honor of Edouard Jeauneau, Chicago, 9-12 November 2011 (Brepols, 2014, pp. 463-499), McGinn begins and ends his essay with references to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, … Continue reading

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Article: Reflections on the Nothingness of God, by Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn, the current President of the SSCS, contributed an article to the January 2014 issue of Vinayasadhana: Dharmaram Journal of Psycho-Spiritual Formation, v.5, n. 1. Here is the abstract: There is a long tradition in Christian history that prizes … Continue reading

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Mysticism in the Middle: The Mandorla as Interpretive Tool for Reading Meister Eckhart, by Jeffrey Cooper

In an article appearing in the latest issue of Spiritus, Jeffrey Cooper draws on terminology from the art world to interpret a medieval mystic’s teachings. His essay begins with the following paragraph: The spirituality of Meister Eckhart (1260–1328) is fundamentally chiaroscuro … Continue reading

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Book Chapter: Hidden God and Hidden Self: The Emergence of Apophatic Anthropology in Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGinn

In Histories of the Hidden God: Concealment and Revelation in Western Gnostic, Esoteric, and Mystical Traditions, edited by Grant Adamson and April D. Deconick (Acumen Publishing, 2013), pp. 87-100.  Here’s an excerpt from McGinn’s introductory section: It is important to note that … Continue reading

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