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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 Original Greek New Testament
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The seventh article. Also, that he who prays for anything particular prays badly and for something that is bad, because he is praying for the negation of good and the negation of God, and he begs that God be denied to him. 

The eighth article. Those who are not desiring possessions, or honors, or gain, or internal devotion, or holiness, or reward or the kingdom of heaven, but who have renounced all this, even what is theirs, these people pay honor to God. 

The ninth article. Recently Ι considered whether there was anything Ι would take or ask from God. Ι shall take careful thought about this, because if Ι were accepting anything from God, Ι should be subject to him or below him as a servant or slave, and he in giving would be as a master. We shall not be so in life everlasting. 


The tenth article. We shall all be transformed totally into God and changed into him. Ιn the same way, when in the sacrament bread is changed into Christ's Body, Ι am so changed into him that he makes me his one existence, and not just similar. By the living God it is true that there is no distinction there. 

The eleventh article. Whatever God the Father gave to his Only-Begotten Son in human nature, he gave all this to me. Ι except nothing, neither union, nor sanctity; but he gave the whole to me, just as he did to him. 

The twelfth article. Whatever holy scripture says of Christ, all that is also true of every good and divine man. 

The thirteenth article. Whatever is proper to the divine nature, all that is proper to the just and divine man. Because of that, this man performs whatever God performs, and he created heaven and earth together with God, and he is the begetter of the Eternal Word, and God would not know how to do anything without such a man. 

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