Meister Eckhart and Valentin Weigel
This book meets an obvious need in English language studies on Meister Eckhart. It is the first handbook on Eckhart for graduate and undergraduate students. It is divided into three parts. Part one deals with the life, works, career, and trial; Greek, Jewish, and Arabic philosophical sources, and some central philosophical ideas. Part two examines Eckhart as a Latin exegete, vernacular preacher, Eckhart's understanding of God, Eckhart as a reader of Maimonides and in relation to women's spirituality. Part three deals with the reception of Eckhart and his works from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first century. It covers fourteenth-century German readers of Eckhart, the fifteenth-century reader Nicholas of Cusa, the sixteenth-seventeenth-century reader Valentine Weigel, the reception of Eckhart in German idealism and romanticism and Eckhart and philosophy in the twentieth century. There is an epilogue on mysticism and philosophy in Eckhart and an appendix on Dominican education in the Middle Ages.
Weeks, Andrew, "Meister Eckhart and Valentin Weigel" (2013). Faculty Publications-Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. 83.
This chapter was originally published as “Meister Eckhart and Valentin Weigel,” chapter for The Companion to Meister Eckhart, ed. Jeremy Hackett (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 607-28 (21 pages).