Where Hildegard von Bingen brought forward the divine light, Meister Eckhart found divinity within the darkness. In this interview with Regina Meredith, Matthew Fox compares and contrasts the teachings of the Rhineland’s two greatest mystics, Meister Eckhart and Hildegard von Bingen. Eckhart was firmly dedicated to promoting his view of compassions which were in direct opposition to the capitalist powers of his day. This enflamed wealthy detractors who pressed for multiple condemnations of his work and radical philosophies.
For part 1 of this interview, click here.
Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest, and an activist who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He works to renew the ancient mystical tradition of Creation Spirituality and to reawaken the West to its own mystical tradition which has included revivifying awareness of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Thomas Aquinas and the Cosmic Christ tradition, as well as interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics.