Eckhart, Meister
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Meister Eckhart (ca. 1260-ca. 1328), a Dominican mystic, was born in Hochheim (near Gotha or Erfurt) in Thuringia. Eckhart entered the Erfurt Dominican monastery around 1275. After completing the usual training, he studied theology at the Dominican Studium Generale at Cologne, probably under Albertus Magnus (d. 1280), and from 1293 at Paris. In 1294 he became the prior of Erfurt and representative of the provincial Dietrich von Freiberg. In 1302 Eckhart was promoted to master in Paris. From 1303 to 1311 he was active as the first provin…

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Dörfler-Dierken, Angelika, “Eckhart, Meister”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E27>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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