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Meister Eckhart, «On the Lord's Prayer»
Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary


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Authors:  Vinzent M.
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Year: 2012
ISBN: 978-90-429-2584-7
Pages: VI-350 p.
Price: 72 EURO


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Summary:
This rather short text by Eckhart has been available in a critical edition for decades, but has been rarely read and studied, regarded by its editors as a mediocre piece of the young Eckhart. It is, indeed, a strangely looking work, almost entirely a cut-and-paste piece from Thomas Aquinas' Golden Chain. A close study of Eckhart's commentary, however, gives insights into his reception of the Patristic tradition, his dealing with Thomas' choice and provides a masterpiece of Eckhart's teaching on prayer. He himself held his work in high regard and used it when writing trinitarian homilies.


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