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"The most important book on mysticism in 500 years." (Madonna Kolbenschlag, author of Kissing Sleeping Beauty Goodbye)

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Latin
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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions; New Ed edition (May 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892818018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892818013
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #665,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I began reading excerpts from Fox's book on Eckhart several years ago on a backpacking trip. Each page seemed like a delicious morsel of spiritual food to roll around inside my heart and savor.
The full text is presented in Fox's four path's of creation spirituality. Fox's commentary is deep, eloquent and helpful. Eckhart's writings on "letting go and letting be" take us very close to a meeting of the Occident and the Orient. Stranded on a desert island, this is the book I would choose.
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Of all the books I've read on spirituality in the last thirty years this book "Passion for Creation" (Formerly Breakthrough) has to rank as one of the best works for its refreshing and stimulating understanding of the content of Miester Eckharts thought.
We indeed are indebted to Matthew Fox for his integration and synthesis of the core of Eckharts thought. His is a rich, systematic presentation of Eckharts vision of the holiness and blessing of that which we call life.
His commentaries will provide many hours of delightful and challenging reflection for those whose path or journey leads them in the direction of intellection and erudite study. For those who are of the western contemplative or eastern meditative tradition, or anyone whose joy it is to spend time in deep prayer, will find in Eckharts thoughts, a path which is delightfully familiar, one that gives credence and expression to their everyday experiences, and will truly make one feel at home in their growth in spirituality
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My copies called "Breakthrough - Meister Eckhart's Creation Spirituality in New Translation" published in 1980, i guess this is the new version.

This is one of the most important spiritual books I have. Along with Bernadette Roberts' books, Eckhart is probably about as far as you can go towards a universal spirituality within the christian framework (i'm not a Christian by the way). It's not conservative stuff, no way, no repressive crap here - this is liberation, love and life. Did you know Eckhart was a large intellectual influence on Heidegger? "God is Being". His work is obviously pantheistic - God is the world, the world is an aspect of God. It's fully world loving and accepting. If you swapped "God" for "Dzogchen" then there would be a large cross-over with that Tibetan tradition. i.e being is present and presence is the creative/energetic aspect of the godhead.

If your liberal in your spirituality, if you love the earth like your mother, if you've got a brain and can think - then this book is for you. Thank-you to Matthew - great job! Eckhart lived 1260 to 1329 and more important and relevant now than ever.
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I recommend this book for anyone who has ever contemplated questions such as, "Why am I here?" What is the purpose of my life?" And, yes, for those of us who still, in this non-believing time ask, "Where is God?" Fox's contemplation of the sermons this little-known theologian from the 14th c. reveals a message that especially illuminates our time. Like ours, the 14th c. was an age of degradation, disillusionment and the corruption of society's basic institutions.

Eckhart, a scriptural scholar trained in Scholastic theology, explains in simple language, the relationship of an eternal, creating God with all creation. In his words, the relationship is an "inness" of all creation in and with God. There is no God "out there." And since the very being of God is the act of creating, we are invited to share this act. This mystical insight powerfully links Christianity with other great religious and philisophical traditions. Eckhart argues that it is our destiny to seek "compassion," which he defines as comprised of 2 parts: love and justice. Eckhart believe this is the elegant message of Torah and the Gospels. I found Fox's introduction to the material sophisticated, but always easily understood and compelling, as are the sermons themselves.

The one criticism I would note is that the Kindle version has numerous punctuation and spelling errors, which can be a distraction.
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Passion of Creation if a compilation of Meister Eckhardt's sermons. His view of God and God's relation to his creatures - humans and the rest of creation is very different from many views of this subject. Each sermon is followed by an explanation by Matthew Fox. Eckhardt feels that God is everywhere - within us, around us, in all of creation. I find the book very comforting. Lest you think this is some new idea, Meister Eckhardt was a Dominican priest who lived in the 15th century. Passion of Creation is a book that will be read and re-read until the cover falls off and one has to order a new one
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In this work, theological scholar Matthew Fox presents an overview of Meister Eckhart's contribution to the spirituality of the West. In his lengthy but all very fascinating and informative introduction, Fox offers a crash course on not only the history of biblical spirituality but also the influences on Eckhart's thinking itself.
Available for scrutiny are 37 of Eckhart's Sermons, most of which are English translations made available for the first time in only the past few decades and which had, even in other languages, remained "underground" for nearly seven centuries. Through extensive commentary which links other sermons and statements made by Eckhart to the explanations of this sample collection of 37, Fox attempts to explore the essence as well as the process of this 14th-century Dominican's thought.
What is revealed is that Eckhart, in his time, was an original thinker countering Augustinian Neoplatonism by expanding upon the positions of fellow Dominican Thomas Aquinas' as well as Aristotle's nature-centered philosophies. Eckhart, however, understandably mired in and beholden to the trends and authorities of the times, cites Augustine often, making his particular position all the less clear. Although Fox attempts to compensate for the obliquity through his extensive cross-referencing, it is obvious that Eckhart's thought is dated, due to political caution, in some respects.
This work is therefore probably going to appeal more to biblical scholars and students of philosophy and scholasticism than to the average reader.
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