The Unspoken Word: Negative Theology in Meister Eckhart’s German Sermons by Bruce Milem
The Unspoken Word: Negative Theology in Meister Eckhart’s German Sermons by Bruce Milem, published in 2002. his detailed study of four sermons by the 13th-century Dominican friar Meister Eckhart shows how he used complex verbal images and wordplay to transmit the paradox that God is `both distinct and indistinct from ordinary things, including the soul’. Milem focuses in particular on Eckhart’s concerns that the divine nature of God could not be described with language. Chapters also discuss Eckhart’s life and his possible influence on Aquinas who was 35 years younger. Hardcover with original jacket near fine.