Living Without a Why: Meister Eckhart's Mysticism

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
Professor, Loyola Marymount University
(2 customer reviews)
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Discover the fascinating and complex mystical vision of Meister Eckhart.

Famous for his pithy writing and enduring impact on mysticism, the German theologian Meister Eckhart is one of the most influential—not to mention intriguing—figures of Christian spirituality.

But despite his impact on generations of Christians and non-Christians alike, Meister Eckhart’s wisdom remains a well-kept secret. Now, these nine lectures invite you to explore Eckhart’s historical and theological context as well as the central tenets of his thought.

Born in 1260, Eckhart lived at a time when tensions between various monastic orders and the diocesan clergy were running high. Eckhart’s teachings came under fire and he was eventually accused of heresy. He died shortly thereafter in 1328.

Not until the German Romantics began to rediscover Eckhart’s writings in 1857 did he attract widespread interest. Today, his mystical theology serves as a fruitful avenue for interreligious dialogue, particularly with Buddhism and Hinduism.

Controversial in his lifetime and beyond, Eckhart has nonetheless exerted enormous influence on contemp

Discover the fascinating and complex mystical vision of Meister Eckhart.

Famous for his pithy writing and enduring impact on mysticism, the German theologian Meister Eckhart is one of the most influential—not to mention intriguing—figures of Christian spirituality.

But despite his impact on generations of Christians and non-Christians alike, Meister Eckhart’s wisdom remains a well-kept secret. Now, these nine lectures invite you to explore Eckhart’s historical and theological context as well as the central tenets of his thought.

Born in 1260, Eckhart lived at a time when tensions between various monastic orders and the diocesan clergy were running high. Eckhart’s teachings came under fire and he was eventually accused of heresy. He died shortly thereafter in 1328.

Not until the German Romantics began to rediscover Eckhart’s writings in 1857 did he attract widespread interest. Today, his mystical theology serves as a fruitful avenue for interreligious dialogue, particularly with Buddhism and Hinduism.

Controversial in his lifetime and beyond, Eckhart has nonetheless exerted enormous influence on contemporary theology, philosophy, and spirituality. In this series, you will specifically consider his impact on the beloved twentieth-century Trappist monk Thomas Merton.

If you are curious about Eckhart but unsure where to begin, this series offers the perfect introduction and overview. The more you learn about Meister Eckhart, the more perspective and insight you will gain on your spiritual life.

Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide. 2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser. 3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer’s CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

$15.99

Frequently Bought Together

  • Thomas Aquinas

    Thomas Aquinas: Understand the Universal Teacher’s Greatest Ideas

    $17.99
    Select options
  • Sale! The Christian Mystical Tradition

    Introduction to Christian Mysticism

    $29.99
    Select options
  • Christian Meditation: Entering the Mind of Christ

    Christian Meditation: Entering the Mind of Christ

    $105.99
    Select options
  • Sale! Meister Eckhart's Living Wisdom: Indestructible Joy and the Path of Letting Go

    Meister Eckhart’s Living Wisdom: Indestructible Joy and the Path of Letting Go

    $99.99
    Select options

Charlotte C. Radler is an Associate Professor in the Theological Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Theology from Lund University, Sweden, and a Ph.D. in the History of Christianity from the University of Chicago. Her area of expertise is the History of Christianity from antiquity to the Middle Ages with a special focus on ancient and medieval mysticism, especially Meister Eckhart. She has written several articles on the topic of mysticism and is currently working on a book on the role of love in Meister Eckhart’s thought. She has presented papers and lectured widely in North America and Europe to both professional and more general audiences.

  • Meister Eckhart: Preacher and Teacher
  • Eckhart’s “Metaphysics of Flow”
  • Saying and Unsaying
  • Detachment I
  • Detachment II
  • Living Without a Why
  • The Birth of the Son in the Soul
  • Indistinct Union
  • "In the Field of the Lord:" Beyond Condemnation

2 reviews for Living Without a Why: Meister Eckhart’s Mysticism

  1. John J F., PA

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    Living Without A Why, by Charlotte Radler and The Spiritual Wisdom of Meister Eckhart, by Fr Donald Goergen: The scholarship of both presenters was outstanding. Each one went right to the heart of Eckhart’s teachings, clearly and succinctly. Each had the charism of capturing their audience (me). I regret that I cannot have meaningful friendships with both of these gifted people.

  2. Nicholas A., C.S.C., IN

    2017 Christmas Survey

    The (Radler) Meister Ekhart tapes are spiritual insight and historical accuracy at their best. You will not find a more compressed yet accessible appreciation of this seminal mystic.

Add a review

Bundles

Learn25 is removing PayPal as a checkout option effective June 15, 2022.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you need to add an alternate payment method, you may do so in Your Account.

Don’t hesitate to Contact Us if you need help adding an alternate payment option.

Stay in the know.

Enter your email address for a free coupon, and to find out about future specials and promotions. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Now You Know Media is now Learn25

In an effort to provide our customers the best possible experience, we have created a new website for you at Learn25.com to browse our selection of over 400 audio and video courses by top professors.