Meister Johann Eckhart

Meister Johann EckhartAlso known as

  • Meister Eckhard
  • Meister Eccard


Dominican preacher, theologian, and mystic. He held many professorial and administrative posts in his Order. He was an effectively simple preacher and his sermons are specimens of beautiful Gerwan prose. As a theologian he followed the teaching of the great Scholastics, but departed from their method and form. He is the father of German mysticism, of which he is held by many to be the greatest exponent. Investigations of his moral conduct and theological teaching resulted in his entire vindication. The papal Bull which condemned a number of his propositions declared also his profession of faith, repudiation of error, and submission to the Holy See.



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  • “Meister Johann Eckhart“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 May 2020. Web. 6 December 2021. <>