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Eckhart, Meister
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I. Life – II. Work – III. Influence

(Eckhart v. Hochheim; c. 1260, Tambach – probably early 1328, Avignon)

I. Life

Born around 1260 in or near Tambach, south of Gotha, Eckhart entered the Dominican order in Erfurt. He began general studies in Cologne in 1280, was lector sententiarum in Paris (1293–1294) prior in Erfurt and vicarius provincialis in Thuringia (1294–1298), magister regens in Paris (1302), provincial of the newly founded province of Saxony (1303), after 1307 addition…

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Langer, Otto, “Eckhart, Meister”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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