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Meister Eckhart: An Asian Perspective by Hee-Sung Keel (review)

Meister Eckhart: An Asian Perspective by Hee-Sung Keel (review) BOOK REVIEWS "Christian Studies" chairholders, at least, deserve further research and consideration in this regard, and scholars working at the intersection of Buddhist-Christian Studies are indebted to Repp for registering their importance. Amos Yong Regent University School of Divinity MEISTER ECKHART: AN ASIAN PERSPECTIVE. By Hee-Sung Keel. Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs 36. Louvain: Peeters Press, 2007. 326 pp. A deft and profound presentation of the mysticism of Meister Eckhart (d. 1328) from a comparative perspective, Meister Eckhart: An Asian Perspective seeks to overcome static dichotomies. Throughout the book, Hee-Sung Keel outlines how the medieval German mystic helps subvert binaries between philosophy and theology, transcendence and immanence, Christianity and the great Asian religious traditions--binaries that the author identifies as the root cause for the fundamental spiritual poverty that afflicts Western thought today. Most important, the author posits that Eckhart could serve as a nucleus for the creative encounter between Buddhism and Christianity because of the great consonance between Eckhart's mystical theology and "Asian spirituality."1 A main aim of the author is to showcase the thought and life world of Eckhart through the lens of "Asian religious traditions in general" (x). Throughout the book, he covers such central topics http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Meister Eckhart: An Asian Perspective by Hee-Sung Keel (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 33 (1)

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BOOK REVIEWS "Christian Studies" chairholders, at least, deserve further research and consideration in this regard, and scholars working at the intersection of Buddhist-Christian Studies are indebted to Repp for registering their importance. Amos Yong Regent University School of Divinity MEISTER ECKHART: AN ASIAN PERSPECTIVE. By Hee-Sung Keel. Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs 36. Louvain: Peeters Press, 2007. 326 pp. A deft and profound presentation of the mysticism of Meister Eckhart (d. 1328) from a comparative perspective, Meister Eckhart: An Asian Perspective seeks to overcome static dichotomies. Throughout the book, Hee-Sung Keel outlines how the medieval German mystic helps subvert binaries between philosophy and theology, transcendence and immanence, Christianity and the great Asian religious traditions--binaries that the author identifies as the root cause for the fundamental spiritual poverty that afflicts Western thought today. Most important, the author posits that Eckhart could serve as a nucleus for the creative encounter between Buddhism and Christianity because of the great consonance between Eckhart's mystical theology and "Asian spirituality."1 A main aim of the author is to showcase the thought and life world of Eckhart through the lens of "Asian religious traditions in general" (x). Throughout the book, he covers such central topics

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