Living Without a Why: Meister Eckhart's Mysticism

Narrated by: Charlotte Radler
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
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Publisher's Summary

Encounter one of the most influential figures in Christian spirituality.

"To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God." Said by Meister Eckhart, these words encapsulate the insight of a timeless philosopher, theologian, author, preacher, and mystic. Eckhart has contributed spiritual direction and knowledge to generations of Christians, yet his wisdom remains unknown to many.

Now, you can discover his fascinating and complex mystical theology. You will discover why he has enthralled believers through the centuries with his powerful mystical vision and his fruitful understanding of the human-divine relationship.

Controversial in his lifetime and beyond, Eckhart has exerted enormous influence on contemporary theology, philosophy, and spirituality. Today, his mystical theology also serves as a fruitful avenue for interreligious dialogue, particularly with Buddhism and Hinduism. In this course, you will explore Eckhart's historical and theological context as well as the central tenets of his thought.

In Living Without a Why: Meister Eckhart's Mysticism, you will gain fresh perspectives and resounding insights for your faith. Let Meister Eckhart leave his impact on your heart as he has on others for centuries past.

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Surprisingly good

I found this to be an expectantly fine introduction to the rich and complex thought of Meister Eckhart. The author managers in the course of nine short lectures to give an overview of the wealth and depth of this great thinker. The narration does not have the polish of a professional reader, but that is easy to overlook. For anyone interested in the subject, this is a great place to begin.

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Had what I was searching for.

I look to understand Meister Eckhart and of course His lecturers would need to be insightful about the remarkable subject he was insightful about. These were successful lectures that provide insight into the setting as well as to the revelations that informed Eckardt’s ministry. Nicely done.

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Absolutely lovely.

Wonderful summary of some of Eckhart’s fundamental concepts. And to hear it from a scholar who can so carefully articulate them was delightful. Thank you.

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This is a very complex subject and is presented in a confusing manner.

I personally found this book very difficult to follow and the performance very much lacking. While the subject matter is quite difficult to comprehend to begin with the flow of this book makes it even more so.