Review of Metaphysics 21 (4):751-751 (1968)

Abstract
This book is a reprint of one of the pioneer works on German mysticism of the nineteenth century. It is a comprehensive account of the most fertile hundred years of German spiritual and mystical history in the Middle Ages. In contrast to Bach's and Lasson's books on Eckhart written in the same decade, Greith's viewpoint is one of narrow scholastic orthodoxy. However, the wealth of detail and the pleasant simplicity of style compensate for those rather irritating lamentations about the "errors" of Meister Eckhart. Although this book was written before Denifle's discovery of Eckhart's Latin works, it remains of value today due to its systematic study of the doctrinal positions of the major mystical writers of the Rhineland. Included as well is an interesting analysis of mystical poetry centered around the works of the famous Sister Mechtild. The book ends with a lengthy and detailed description of the spirituality and spiritual theory developed in the scattered nunneries of the preaching orders.—M. J. V.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0034-6632
DOI revmetaph196821482
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,587
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Mystik und Sprache.Josef Quint - 1953 - Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft Und Geistesgeschichte 27:48-76.
Intellectus in deum ascensus intellekttheoretische Auseinandersetzungen in Texten der deutschen Mystik.Niklaus Largier - 1995 - Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft Und Geistesgeschichte 69 (3):423-471.
XXI. Zur Frage nach Lukians philosophischen Quellen.Karl Praechter - 1898 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 11 (2):505-516.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-01-22

Total views
7 ( #1,048,451 of 2,461,943 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #448,599 of 2,461,943 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes