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The Way of Paradox: Spiritual Life as Taught Meister Eckhart by Cyprian Smith

The Way of Paradox: Spiritual Life as Taught

Meister Eckhart by Cyprian Smith

Published November 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780232525205
Paperback
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 About the Book 

A brilliant book on the thought of Meister Eckhart. Instead of giving an exegesis of some of Eckharts works, Smith describes in broad strokes the spirituality of Meister Eckhart, and how his ideas hang together. But Smith also describes how Eckharts thought can be a source of inspiration for spirituality today. Interestingly, because of Smiths description of Eckharts thought - especially in the way Eckharts ideas are shot through wich paradox - Eckharts spirituality comes very close to that of Zen Buddhism. (Smith acknowledges this at different places, by saying that [a]ny genuine expression of truth in one particular place sets up resonances, or echoes, everywhere else, 130). Although a slender volume, the thought in this book goes deep. Recommended for those who not only want an introduction to Eckharts ideas, but also see how it can be applied to ones own life.