This book has everything a reader needs to
explore the world of German mysticism. William Inge
begins with an introduction of histories, biographies, and summaries of
the movement, and his scholarly articles will prove useful for the
student of mysticism. Then he includes in the book many examples of the
writings of the 14th century Dominicans, the Friends of God. These
friends were an informal group of Catholics who strove to deepen both
their communal relationships as well as their inner spirituality.
Eckhardt, Tauler, and Suso were the major proponents of this theology,
and each is represented in Inge's collection. This book is a unique and
convenient volume that will assist readers interested in the fascinating
movement of German mysticism.