Hochheim: 1260-1327: Commonly known as "Meister Eckhart", German
Dominican monk, theologian, philosopher and mystic. Taught theology, preached
often in the vernacular - Middle High German - and was the subject of a famous
trial, that tried to force him to publicly abjure his errors. He was accused
of being a heretic and a pantheist, defended himself ably, and seemed to have
died or disappeared before his verdict arrived.
Meister Eckehart was in various ways an innovator, and was admired by
Schopenhauer, and compared his doctrines to those of Buddha, if in Christian
scriptural clothing. Eckhart's best known saying is "The Eye with which I see
God is the same Eye with which God sees me".
See also: Medieval Philosophy, Scholasticism.