Johannes Eckhart

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Noun1.Johannes Eckhart - German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
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Dank monasteries, cavernous cathedrals, and plague pandemics seemed to stoicize the mind -- though not in the case of Johannes Eckhart, a thirteenth century Dominican theologian who wrote in German and transcended his era with brilliant treatises on seeking peace of mind, contentment, and absolute freedom through the process of letting go of desires:
Johannes Eckhart, or "Meister" Eckhart, was a dominant force representing Neoplatonic mysticism within the medieval church.