C. F. Kelley's "Meister Eckhart on Divine Knowledge", first published in 1997, remains one of the finest studies ever made of this seminal and profoundly influential thinker. Why? No other student of Eckhart has so capably identified, fully grasped, and clearly explained the fundamental insight that makes him one of the greatest of all Christian mystics. This is surely due to the fact that Kelley was a professionally trained philosopher and former Benedictine monk who spent some 30 years studying and contemplating Eckhart's wisdom. He understood the fundamental principle that elevates the great Dominican theologian above all other Western mystics - the singular principle that one must 'think principally', in divinis - which is to say, from within the mind or orientation of the Godhead or 'Divine Knowledge' Itself. In so doing, Kelley demonstrated that Eckhart's wisdom transcended what have long been considered the highest forms of ecstatic mystical transport and absorption.Although the book is concentrated and at times demanding, it is imbued with Kelley's quiet passion and enthusiasm and never feels merely academic.
Just as Eckhart himself was both a teacher and a preacher, Kelley's exposition leads us by hand into and through Eckhart's most difficult philosophical and theological principles in a manner that appeals to our intellect, our intuition, and our feeling.
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Author Biography - C.F. Kelley
The late C.F. Kelley was a Benedictine monk at Downside Abbey, UK, who became a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Aldous Huxley and two major Eckhart scholars encouraged Kelley to write this book, the culminating work of his career, originally published in 1977. William Stranger is the founder of DharmaCafe.com and DharmaCafe Books. He lives by the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in Seigler Canyon, CA.