The Spiritual Wisdom of Meister Eckhart

Podcast-style audio & video course - 6 Topics & 2 CDs
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
Aquinas Institute of Theology
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The Spiritual Wisdom of Meister Eckhart

Podcast-style audio & video course - 6 Topics & 2 CDs
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
Aquinas Institute of Theology
(1 customer review)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

“We shall find God in everything alike, and find God always alike in everything.”
– Meister Eckhart

Today, Meister Eckhart (ca. 1260–1328) is recognized as one of the most significant mystics. Yet his spiritual doctrine is not easy to comprehend and has, at times, been misunderstood—even condemned. Now, you are invited to delve deeply into Eckhart’s spiritual wisdom. As you will learn, Eckhart remains the outstanding representative of Germany’s medieval Rhineland mysticism.

While our knowledge of Eckhart’s life is limited, we can see that he was an active mystic in his preaching, teaching, and writing. His boldness of speech is matched by his power to integrate what seem like irreconcilable opposites. These 6 retreat conferences will give you a concise, powerful introduction to Eckhart’s spiritual thought. After learning about his life and historical context, you will reflect upon the most salient themes of his spirituality. In doing so, you will gain access to deep spiritual wisdom that is relevant for all times and especially our own.

You will thus consider his understanding of th

“We shall find God in everything alike, and find God always alike in everything.”
– Meister Eckhart

Today, Meister Eckhart (ca. 1260–1328) is recognized as one of the most significant mystics. Yet his spiritual doctrine is not easy to comprehend and has, at times, been misunderstood—even condemned. Now, you are invited to delve deeply into Eckhart’s spiritual wisdom. As you will learn, Eckhart remains the outstanding representative of Germany’s medieval Rhineland mysticism.

While our knowledge of Eckhart’s life is limited, we can see that he was an active mystic in his preaching, teaching, and writing. His boldness of speech is matched by his power to integrate what seem like irreconcilable opposites. These 6 retreat conferences will give you a concise, powerful introduction to Eckhart’s spiritual thought. After learning about his life and historical context, you will reflect upon the most salient themes of his spirituality. In doing so, you will gain access to deep spiritual wisdom that is relevant for all times and especially our own.

You will thus consider his understanding of the birth of the Word in the “ground of the soul,” his concept of detachment, his exaltation of Martha, and finally, the incomprehensible God that Eckhart calls “mercy.” As you journey through his wisdom, you will gain deep insights not only into Eckhart’s thought, but also into God, yourself, and the world. Join Fr. Goergen on this powerful exploration today.

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Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D., is a Dominican priest, teacher, lecturer, and author. He has published many articles and ten books in the areas of Christology and Christian Spirituality. His most recent book was Fire of Love: Encountering the Holy Spirit. He has taught, lectured and given retreats in Asia, Africa, and throughout North America. He was previously Provincial for the Dominican Friars of the Central Province as well as President of the Dominican Leadership Conference.
He co-founded the Dominican Ashram, a contemplative Dominican community and ministry of prayer, in which he lived for nine years. He previously taught and currently teaches at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO, where he is also prior of the formation community. His doctorate is in systematic theology, his dissertation on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and his current interests include contemplative traditions, East and West, the evolution of consciousness, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas as a spiritual master. Among other honors awarded him, he is the recipient of the 2010 Yves Congar Award from Barry University in Miami.
Praise for Donald Goergen 
“The finest professor with whom I have had the privilege to study, Don’s style is at once captivating and endearing.” – Fr. Raymond-Marie Bryce, O.P., Associate Pastor, Indiana University
 Fr. Goergen is a contemplative person, very much in tune with contemporary spirituality. He has carried many administrative responsibilities with steady competence. He possesses the Midwestern virtues of hard work and sober judgment, along with a ready humor.” – Benedict T. Viviano, O.P., biblical scholar
“Few have Fr. Don Goergen’s understanding of the elusive depths of Dominican spirituality. His living of our Dominican life shines through his body of published work on the Holy Spirit as well as his down to earth recorded lectures and retreats on Chardin and our own Eckhart.” – Mr. Joseph J. Komadina, O.P.
“Father Don Goergen, O.P., is a master of the spiritual life. He has not only studied Christian spirituality for many years but has put into practice in his adult life all of those key elements which enable one to grow in holiness…. Let Don show you with the way with his wisdom and insights.” – Father Harry Byrne, O.P., Professor Emeritus, Aquinas Institute of Theology
“Studying Christology with Donald Goergen, OP almost two decades ago forever changed my understanding of Jesus of Nazareth, and continues to shape my prayer and preaching to this day.  I am thrilled that Don’s research and insight will now be available to a wider audience.”
– Ann M. Garrido, Associate Professor of Homiletics, Aquinas Institute of Theology
“Don Goergen has spent his life meditating on the meaning of Jesus and his mission… His work, whether spoken or written, is always holistic: intellectually satisfying, strengthening the heart, socially and pastorally sensitive.” – Vivian Boland OP, socius to the Master of the Order of Preachers

  • The Life, Thought, and Works of Meister Eckhart
  • The Ground of the Soul
  • The Birth of the Word in the Ground
  • Letting Go: De-Attachment
  • Contemplata Aliis Tradere: Martha and Mary
  • Eckhart’s “Godless” God

1 review for The Spiritual Wisdom of Meister Eckhart

  1. Br. Michael

    Approachable

    Meister Echart is difficult to read and appreciate. The 2 CD sets that I purchased had speakers who presented his spirituality in an approachable manner. I have loaned them to spiritual directees who have also benefited from their use.

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