Wandering Joy (Paperback)

Wandering Joy By Meister Eckhart, Reiner Schürmann (Introduction by), David Appelbaum (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Meister Eckhart, Reiner Schürmann (Introduction by), David Appelbaum (Foreword by)
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In this remarkable work, Reiner Sch rmann shows Meister Eckhart, the thirteenth-century Christian mystic, as the great teacher of the birth of God in the soul, which shatters the dualism between God and the world, the self and God. This is an exposition of Eckhar's mysticism-perhaps the best in English-and, because Eckhart is a profound philosopher for whom knowing precedes being, it is also an exemplary work of contemporary philosophy. Sch rmann shows us that Eckhart is our contemporary. He describes the threefold movement of detachment, release, and "dehiscence" (splitting open), which leads to the experience of "living without a why," in which all things are in God and sheer joy. Going beyond that, he describes the transformational force of approaching the Godhead, the God beyond God: "A man who has experienced the same no longer has a place to establish himself. He has settled on the road, and for those who have learned how to listen, his existence becomes a call. This errant one dwells in joy. Through his wanderings the origin beckons.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780970109712
ISBN-10: 0970109717
Publisher: Lindisfarne Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 1997
Pages: 304
Language: English