Markus Vinzent's Blog

Monday, 7 November 2011

My new book 'The Art of Detachment' released today

After years of writing and re-writing, you hold a copy of the printed book in hands - a strange feeling, and perhaps one realizes the difference between a printed book and an electronically published product. The difference of the print medium from the very medium which I use right now makes the printed book a release that sets it further away. Of course, nothing is set in stone, and as soon as you open any page you think, this and that could have been phrased differently, but its out as it is. And it starts its own life.

This book is about a key concern of Eckhart, detachment, approached from his teaching on divine essence. It also includes a contrasting reading of Augustine's Neo-Platonic model of progressing in spiritual stages and Eckhart's view of approaching the divine.
I am looking forward to reading comments and reviews.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Vinzent, congratulations on your new book. Eckhart was a fascinating Christian mystic whose teachings have been compared favorably with the great sages of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

    My free ebook on comparative mysticism took five years to write. It was revised many times at the suggestions of the 10 religious leaders and 10 scholars who were sent the manuscript prior to posting it in the Internet.

    Who said writing was easy? I look forward to reading your work.