Johannes Eckhart

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Noun1.Johannes Eckhart - German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
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In particular, the Rhineland mystics (Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler, and Heinrich Suso) believed in the mystic's need to remain quiet in order to listen to God, but they also believed in the incredible power of the spoken and written word.
His sources are to be found in the traditions of medieval mysticism (Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler, the Theologia Germanica), Renaissance philosophy (Nicholas Cusanus and Paracelsus), and Reformation-era radical theologians (Sebastian Franck, Andreas Karlstadt, Caspar Schwenckfeld).