July 27, 2014

Meister Eckhart by Matthew Fox

Meister Eckhart by Matthew Fox is a book written based on the teachings from Meister Eckhart in the 13th century. Fox is able to write in a way about the teachings that transcends religions, and gets to the heart of all of it no matter what religion you may be, because beneath all of it – it is spirituality.

Book Description
Though he lived in the thirteenth century, Meister Eckhart’s deeply ecumenical teachings were in many ways modern. He taught about what we call ecology, championed artistic creativity, and advocated for social, economic, and gender justice. All these elements have inspired spiritual maverick Matthew Fox and influenced his Creation Spirituality. Here, Fox creates metaphorical meetings between Eckhart and Teilhard de Chardin, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carl Jung, Black Elk, Rumi, Adrienne Rich, and other radical thinkers. The result is profoundly insightful, substantive, and inspiring.” – Meister Eckhart

My Thoughts
Meister Eckhart is a must read book that really shows us all that what we do in our life matters, even if it is doing something not as “big” as you may think it really is. Fox is able to show in this book that the teachings of Meister Eckhart from the 13th century are actually very influential even in this modern world we live in now.

I really enjoyed learning about Eckhart through this book. It is actually the first time I had read about him, but a lot of what he taught is what I have believed in. Not 100% of all of it, but such is spirituality, right? The overall message is there for all of us to take in and become a better spiritual being.

Overall, I really like this book and will re-read it again. It is definitely an excellent resource for teachings of Eckhart and just being true to one’s own spirituality. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Meister Eckhart, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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