In this Book

From Eckhart to Ruusbroec
buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
The mystical relationship between Meister Eckhart and Jan van Ruusbroec. In this thorough textual, historical, and doctrinal study the author seeks to clarify the relationship between two prominent mystics of the fourteenth century: Meister Eckhart, the German Dominican, and Jan van Ruusbroec, the Brabantine Augustinian. Special attention is paid to Ruusbroec’s criticism of mystical tenets circulating in Brabant at that time which were both textually and doctrinally related to Eckhart’s condemned propositions in the papal bull In agro dominico. This fact implies that Ruusbroec was confronted with the impact of the condemnation of Eckhart’s doctrines on the people in Brabant. Situating Ruusbroec’s life and works within the aftermath of Eckhart’s arrival, the author elucidates Ruusbroec’s position regarding the relevant mystical themes in the later Middle Ages, and follows a process of critical inheritance of mystical tradition from Eckhart to Ruusbroec.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. 5-8
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 9-10
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 11-14
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 15-22
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part One
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. 1. Toward the Condemnation of Eckhart's Doctrines
  2. pp. 25-48
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. The Impact of the Condemnation of Eckhart's Doctrines in the Fourteenth Century Brabant
  2. pp. 49-70
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Ruusbroec's Criticism of Mystical Heresies
  2. pp. 71-98
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Summary of Part One
  2. pp. 99-102
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part Two
  2. pp. 103-104
  1. 4. Eckhart's Understanding of the Praxis of Ecclesiastical Life
  2. pp. 105-128
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. Eckhart's Understanding of God and Creation
  2. pp. 129-156
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. Eckhart's Understanding of the Mystical Union
  2. pp. 157-186
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Summary of Part Two
  2. pp. 187-190
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part Three
  2. pp. 191-192
  1. 7. Ruusbroec's Understanding of the Praxis of Ecclesiastical Life
  2. pp. 193-214
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 8. Ruusbroec's Understanding of God and Creation
  2. pp. 215-240
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 9. Ruusbroec's Understanding of the Mystical Union
  2. pp. 241-268
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Summary of Part Three
  2. pp. 269-272
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 273-278
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Textual Linkages to Eckhart in Ruusbroec's Writings
  2. pp. 279-284
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 285-298
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 299-302
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index of Subjects
  2. pp. 303-312
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.