ND   JMC : History of Medieval Philosophy / by Maurice De Wulf

413. German Mysticism after Eckhart. -- Eckhart formed a school in this sense that his successors were deeply influenced by the study of his writings. This is particularly noticeable in the BLESSED HENRY Suso (about 1300-1366), in TAULER (1290-1361), and in the author of the German Theology. While Eckhart was more brilliant than his successors, many of the latter succeeded better than he did in defining the relations between Creator and creature.{1} But on the other hand, however, his mystical teaching was exploited and exaggerated by many popular sects in support of the growing practice of a pantheistic morality. In this way it contributed indirectly to that debasement of religion which culminated in the Reformation.

{1} DENIFLE, op. cit., p. 531.

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