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Breakthrough, Meister Eckhart's creation spirituality, in new translation

Author: Eckhart, Meister; Matthew Fox
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1980.
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Eckhart, Meister, -1327.
Breakthrough, Meister Eckhart's creation spirituality, in new translation.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1980
(OCoLC)624501086
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eckhart, Meister; Matthew Fox
ISBN: 0385170459 9780385170451
OCLC Number: 6555678
Description: xx, 579 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: --
Sermon three: How creatures are God and how God becomes where creatures express him ; How God and Godhead differ ; How God melts out from the God head when creation occurs ; How God enjoys creatures and we are to do the same ; How we love creatures as God ; Three ways of enjoying creatures --
Sermon four: The holiness of being ; There is no need to fear death because when life is being that is eternal life ; Being is God's word and a circle ; The nobility of being ; Being is God --
Sermon Five: How all creatures share an equality of being ; Creation as grace ; The equality of being ; Preaching the gospel to all creatures of the cosmos ; Soaring into the primordial source of being ; Cosmic consciousness ; Loving all creatures equally --
Sermon six: The greatness of the human person ; The human soul is so truly made in God's image that God cannot escape it ; Where we are totally in God --
the park of the soul ; How the fullness of time is experienced now where eternity is newness and nowness Sermon twenty-six: The holy spirit, like a rapid river, divinizes us ; Who is this holy spirit who divinizes us --
Eckhart's theology of the holy spirit ; How grace shapes the soul in God's image ; The soul should stir and be stirred --
Sermon twenty-seven: How all creatures experience the divine response ; The panentheistic pleasure called repose ; How the creator seeks repose and the trinity seeks repose ; How the soul that has broken through into God experiences repose ; How repose is the law of pleasure for all creatures --
Sermon twenty-eight: Where the soul is, there is God ; Our inness with God is a oneness with God ; How all saintly beings who share this inness celebrate together ; Where action and being become one ; The union of humanity and divinity that Christ demonstrates to us who are other christs ; How all are called to be royal persons ; The tradition of the royal person in Israel ; Compassion: The meaning of being the son or daughter of God, a royal person ; Eckhart's democratic political philosophy --
Sermon thirty-seven: compassion as celebration ; The meaning of Torah is compassion, where love of God and love neighbor are one ; Holiness means wholeness ; The identity of ourselves and our neighbor ; The mystical body rejoices banquet-style because all things love God ; God too rejoices and is tickled through and through by our works of compassion 1. Introduction: Meister Eckhart's influence ; The purpose and nature of this book ; Eckhart's times and our own ; Eckhart's life ; Theological influences on Eckhart's spirituality ; Principal themes in Eckhart's spirituality ; How to read this book --
Creation --
Sermon one: All creatures are words of God ; Eckhart's theology of the creative word of God ; How all creatures are words of God, echoes of God, gladly doing their best to express God ; Creation is a flowing out and a flowing back ; The creative word as prophetic word --
Sermon two: Creation: Flowing out but remaining within ; Eckhart's panentheistic theology of inness ; Words and creatures flow out but remain within ; The highest region of the soul is the innermost part of the soul and it is here that God creates ; The inner and outer person ; God and creation are one so we are to love all things equally --
Sermon seven: The bigness of the human person ; The continual growth of the soul ; Spirituality is about growing without limit ; The oneness of soul and body ; The nearness of God and the human soul --
Sermon eight: This spirituality: Waking up ; Spirituality -the Art of wakefulness ; Thankfulness, the ultimate prayer ; Rising from the dead before we die ; Why God needs to love us --
Sermon nine: Waking up to the nearness of God's kingdom ; The time and place of the kingdom of God ; The meaning of Jacob's dream ; The kingdom of God as kingdom of blessing -the blessing that creation is ; We are all kings -id we are awake to it --
Sermon ten: A God who rejoices and suffers, blesses and consoles ; God's joy and our joy ; Who is God, where is God? ; How the consolation God gives is born of God's suffering ; The soul is a cornucopia of blessing that passes on the blessing called creation ; Eckhart's theology as a theology of blessing 2. Letting God and letting be --
Sermon eleven: Divinity's dark side: Salvation as a change in consciousness ; True humility as journeying into the darkness of oneself ; The tension between love and sacrifice, between the via positive and the via negative ; Knowing the unknown God ; The final goal of being is the darkness of divinity --
Sermon twelve: Sinking eternally into God: The radical insufficiency of language about God ; Three occasions when God is not God ; Reconciliation within oneself -the sign of the new creation --
Sermon thirteen: Outside God there is nothing but nothing ; The beauty and blessedness of being united with God ; Purity means unity ; God and the soul: Two experiences of nothingness ; Pure knowledge is knowing relationships ; How a dialectical consciousness is a consciousness of blessing --
Sermon fourteen: Letting God be God in you ; Loving God without a why ; Living without a why ; Two additional meanings of nothingness ; Being free of nothingness ; Distrusting methods or attaining God ; Finding God as much in stable as in church --
Sermon fifteen: How a radical letting God becomes a true letting be ; How we are to become free of all things as God is experiencing our preexistence in the Godhead by entering into nothingness ; Why I pray God to rid me of God ; The meaning of letting God and letting be ; How letting go becomes letting be and reverencing all things --
Sermon Sixteen: Letting the will go ; How to free the will ; The need to let suffering and pain go ; Letting differences go do as to experience the communion of saints and the nobility of humanity --
Sermon Seventeen: Letting the intellect go and experiencing pure ignorance ; The via negative explored ; The darkness and ignorance that is knowledge ; Solitude: A way of pure nothingness and emptiness ; The return to creatures ; How love is to be preferred to mortifications --
Sermon eighteen: Letting go of intellect create a transformation of knowledge ; Finding the treasure that ignorance brings ; How knowledge precedes true ignorance and how true ignorance transforms knowledge ; The need for stillness and silence ; How the soul, alone of all creature, is generative like God is --
Sermon nineteen: Wisdom and fiery love -not repression-are the results of letting go ; All deeds are accomplished in passion ; The soul needs to be on fire ; Authentic purity means the return to our divine origins where wisdom dwells --
Sermon twenty: How letting go and letting be are to bear fruit: What a true vine really does ; How bearing fruit -not contemplation-is the fulfillment of Eckhart's spirituality ; How true fruitfulness takes trust, confidence, and self-love ; The fruits of the spirit that come with letting go and letting be ; How the ultimate letting go includes letting go of letting --
3. Breakthrough and giving birth to self and God --
Sermon twenty-one: Three births: ours, God's, and ourselves as God's children ; The meaning of breakthrough ; Three kinds of birth or breakthrough ; First, our birth into Godhead ; Second, God's birth in us ; Third, our birth as sons and daughters of God Sermon twenty-two: Our divinity and God's divinity: To be God is to give birth ; How love is God ; How love is between equals ; How the essence of God is to give birth ; How God gives his whole divinity to his son and to us who are God's children, receptors of divinity --
Sermon twenty-three: We are children of God and mothers of God ; Four signs of our testing the authenticity of our breakthrough and rebirth ; What does it mean to be a child of God? ; Being in God and being in the son ; Eckhart's Mariology and our becoming mothers of God --
Sermon twenty-four: We are other christs ; What it means to hear the word of God and keep it ; Who is Jesus Christ? -Eckhart's christology ; Christ as the word of God ; Christ as the model for our being human and divine ; How Christ was fruitful and we are fruitful --
Sermon twenty-five: Our divinity: The reason God became a human being ; The purpose of the incarnation explained ; Baptism into the holy spirit whose origins are a whirlpool ; In the desert, God and we become one divine person Sermon twenty-nine: Be you creative as God is creative ; The creator as Artist, the son as art ; Eckhart's theology of creativity and the artist ; Because it is God's nature to give gifts, it is ours also ; Our best gifts or works of art come from within and thus praise God ; Our divine destiny and glory is to receive beauty and birth -and this is salvation --
4. The new creation: Compassion and social justice --
"Sermon" thirty: Be compassionate as your creator in heaven is compassionate ; Four reasons why giving birth to compassion is the finest birthing we can do ; Compassion is a divine attribute and God is our model for compassion ; Compassion is about works and deeds of justice, as Christ teaches ; Compassion begins with self --
the relationship of passion and compassion ; Compassion is about celebration and glory --
Sermon thirty-one: Compassion is an ocean --
the mystical side to compassion ; The fullest of all God's works is compassion Compassion is an unfathomable ocean greater than knowledge and love ; We are in compassion when we are in God ; How this inness of panentheism destroys all otherness and creates interdependence ; The need to run into peace --
Sermon thirty-two: Driving merchant mentalities from our souls: Economics and compassion ; We are the temple, the image, and house of God ; Wonderful and divine events happen in this temple ; How merchant mentality destroys a consciousness of compassion and ruins the soul ; How dualism is the sin behind sin Sermon thirty-three: Justice, the work of compassion ; God is justice and to be in God is to be in justice ; Birth and breakthrough are resurrections into justice ; Toward a spirituality of work: Working without a why or wherefore ; Our work, giving birth to the new creation --
Sermon thirty-four: When our work becomes as spiritual work working in the world ; How world is as noble and spiritual as the desert itself ; How spiritual maturity is the basis for a spirituality of work and where this maturity is learned ; Work becomes spiritual work when we are among thing but not in things ; A theology of work presumes an appreciation of matter, the senses, and passion --
"Sermon" thirty-five: Bread is given us for others, on account of others, and with others --
especially the indigent ; We are children and heirs of God's parental compassion ; The need for an our --
not a my --
consciousness ; Our works of compassion inaugurate heaven on earth ; How all are our brothers and sisters --
and especially the poor --
"Sermon" thirty-six: everyone an aristocrat, everyone a royal person ; The nobility of our birth makes us all kings ;
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: introd. and commentaries by Matthew Fox.

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