I. Die dunkle Zeit, II. Der große Tröster,
III. Der Seelsorger, IV. Im Rausch der Sprache, V.
Die Predigt-Spekulation: der Eine und das Eine, VI. Der große
VII. Platoniker und Mönch: die Versuchung der Reinheit, VIII.
"lch bin der Sohn" - "Wir sind der Sohn", IX. Eckharts Erbe und die
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The first German movement, the very structure of its thought and its religious
experience (though not necessarily the conscious intention of its leaders) was
directed at the Carolingian-papal authoritarian Church and at the theology of
power which it had built up. It was cool and mistrustful of the "unhallowed
Empire". The ancient idea of God the King became God the Spirit. The
rational-political ordo of the Curia was replaced by nature as guardian of the
underground and all that belonged to it. Thomist-Aristotelian logic was
overthrown by the dialectics of the Spirit of God and the heart of man. Logical
distinctions and separations were blurred in the warmth of the spirit. The
offices of pope, emperor, king, natural father and great congregation were
denied any real efficacy in salvation. The figure of God the Father was pushed
back into the depths of the unnameable Godhead, and Christ the Mediator was
succeeded by God the Spirit. Christ's office of mediation had been
and desecrated by the clergy as had the office of father by pope and king.