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A Day to Explore the Christian Mystic Meister Eckhart

Journeys of the Heart: An Invitation to the Spiritual Path with the Christian Mystic Meister Eckhart.

A day co-hosted by Brighton & Hove Centre for Spirituality and Beyond Church. We are delighted to welcome Professor Mark Burrows to lead this day.

Mark is a poet and scholar of medieval theology and professor of religion and literature at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Bochum, Germany. Our focus will be Meister Eckhart, a 13th Century priest and mystic and one of Christianity’s greatest literary and spiritual voices.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams describes Eckhart as someone who “has always been a model or understanding what Christian thinking really is, the giving birth of God in us.” The freshness of Eckhart’s imagery and the depth and universality of his teaching has attracted spiritual seekers, both Christian and non-Christian alike, down the centuries. Eckhart wrote at a time – much like our own – when society appeared to be coming apart at the seams.

The day will offer a chance to live into Eckhart's wisdom, drawing on poetic rendering of Eckhart’s teaching by Mark Burrows, together with selections from Eckhart's sermons.

The question that will guide us, as it did Eckhart, is what it means to live into love as the very heart of our lives? No prior knowledge of Eckhart required.

Details: 11am-4.30pm, Saturday 2 February 2019, St Luke’s Church Prestonville, 64, Old Shoreham Road, Brighton BN1 5DD Tickets need to be bought in advance through Eventbrite, here