The Endless Fall of the Infallible See
March 27, 1329 : 'In agro dominico'
The papal bull condemning Meister Eckhart
[ Translated by Bernard McGinn, @ E. Colledge & B. McGinn, Meister Eckhart - The essential sermons, commentaries, treatises and defense, NY 1981, pp. 77-81. © 1981 by The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle in the State of New York. Here published with introduction and notes by Ellopos ]
[ The first fifteen articles - 'certainly' heretical ]
[ You can follow the link at the beginning of each article to read the notes; articles with a similar subject are discussed together. ]
The first article. When someone once asked him why God had not created the world earlier, he answered then, as he does now, that God could not have created the world earlier, because a thing cannot act before it exists, and so as soon as God existed he created the world.
The second article. Also, it can be granted that the world has existed from eternity.
The third article. Also, in the one and the same time when God was, when he begot his coeternal Son as God equal to himself in all things, he also created the world.
The fourth article. Also, in every work, even in an evil, Ι repeat, in one evil both according to punishment and guilt, God's glory is revealed and shines forth in equal fashion.
The fifth article. Also, a person who disparages someone, by the disparagement itself, that is, by the sin of disparaging, praises God; and the more he disparages and the more gravely he sins, the more he praises God.
The sixth article. Also, anyone who blasphemes God himself praises God.