Master Class on "The Writings of Meister Eckhart"

Sep 14, 2019
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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In this one-off seminar, participants will read and discuss the writings of late medieval German mystic and theologian Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327) with Bernard McGinn, Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School and leading expert on the history of Christian spirituality and mysticism.



Session 1. An Introduction to Eckhart

  • “Introductions” in The Essential Sermons, pp. 5-­61
  • German Sermon 52 in The Essential Sermons, pp. 199-­203
  • The Sequence “Granum sinapis” (Handout)

Session 2. Eckhart on Justice

  • German Sermon 6 in The Essential Sermons, pp. 185-­189
  • Commentary on the Gospel of John, “Prologue” nn. 1-­‐‑23 in The Essential Sermons, pp. 122-­129

Session 3. Eckhart on Intellect

  • Latin Sermon XXIX, in Meister Eckhart, Teacher and Preacher, pp. 223-­26
  • Question 1, in Meister Eckhart, Parisian Questions and Prologues, pp. 43-­50



9:00am Coffee & Tea
9:30am Session 1
10:30am Break
10:45am Session 2
11:45pm Break
12:00pm Session 3
1:00pm End, optional lunch served