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Meister Eckhart
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1. In 1326, a complaint was lodged against a nearly seventy-year-old Dominican, by a long respected superior of his order, who was twice the occupant of the famous chair in Paris. When he died shortly thereafter, the judgment was made public. Declared a heretic, he was soon all but unknown. Only five hundred years later was the situation reversed: Eckhart was now the exemplar and martyr of modern piety, which posited ‘God in me’ in…

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Wilke, Annette, “Meister Eckhart”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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