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or Eck·ardt, Eck·art

  1. Jo·han·nes [yoh-hah-nuh s] /yoʊˈhɑ nəs/, Meister Eckhart, c1260–1327?, Dominican theologian and preacher: founder of German mysticism.
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Examples from the Web for eckhart

Historical Examples

  • I am as necessary to God, Eckhart is fond of saying, as God is necessary to me.

    Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries

    Annie Besant

  • Eckhart has been called the first of the speculative mystics.

  • They have come to that state which Eckhart calls ‘finding all creatures in God and God in all creatures.’


    Evelyn Underhill

  • But whence did Eckhart derive his expressions which reappear in Dante?

  • He was the iron landmark of the ages—Eckhart, the creator of eternal values.

British Dictionary definitions for eckhart


  1. Johannes (joˈhanəs), called Meister Eckhart. ?1260–?1327, German Dominican theologian, mystic, and preacher
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