"Perhaps no mystic in the history of Christianity has been more influential and more controversial than the Dominican Meister Eckart. Few, if any, mystics have been as challenging to modern day readers and as resistant to agreed-upon interpretation." —Bernard McGinn, The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart
A popular preacher in his own time (c. 1260–c. 1328), Meister Eckhart has influenced centuries of thought about the nature of God, life, and existence. Philosophers and theologians from Martin Luther to Schopenhauer, as well as modern day Christian laypeople, New age seekers, and Buddhists recognize the relevance of Eckhart's teachings to the soul of humankind.
Eckart's impressive body of work, in both German and Latin, has had a lasting impact on the way we think about life and faith.