288. Men in Black: the German Dominicans

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Dietrich of Freiberg, Berthold of Moosburg, John Tauler and Henry Suso explore Neoplatonism and mysticism.



Further Reading

• M.L. Führer (trans.), Dietrich von Freiberg: Treatise on the Intellect and the Intelligible (Milwaukee: 1992).

• L. Sturlese and R. Blumrich (ed.), Heinrich Seuse: Das Buch der Wahrheit (Hamburg: 1993).


• J. Biard, Recherches sur Dietrich de Freiberg (Turnhout: 2009).

• A. de Libera, Introduction à la mystique Rhénnane (Paris: 1999).

• K. Flasch, Von Meister Dietrich zu Meister Eckhart (Hamburg: 1987).

• K. Flasch, Dietrich von Freiberg: Philosophie, Theologie, Naturforschung um 1300 (Frankfurt am Main: 2007).

• L. Gnädinger, Johannes Tauler: Lebenswelt und mystische Lehre (Munich: 1993).

• E. King, Supersapientia: Berthold of Moosburg and the Divine Science of the Platonists (Leiden: 2021).

• B. Mojsisch, Die Theorie des Intellekts bei Dietrich von Freiberg (Hamburg: 1977).

• K. Ruh, Geschichte der abendländischen Mystik, 3. Band. Die Mystik des deutschen Predigerordens und ihre Grundlegung durch die Hochscholastik (Munich: 1993).

• L. Sturlese, Homo Divinus: philosophische Projekte in Deutschland zwischen Meister Eckhart und Heinrich Seuse (Stuttgart: 2007).

• L. Sturlese, Eckhart, Tauler, Suso: filosofi e mistici nella Germania medievale (Florence: 2010).

Thanks to Evan King for his advice and comments on this episode!


Salman Aslam on 15 November 2017


I cannot even begin to thank you for this wonderful project.  Super job!!


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Peter Adamson on 15 November 2017


And thanks to you for listening!

Dave Lavery on 20 August 2019

Small book of truth

Professor, these episodes were tremendous. I have been trying to find Henry Sousa small book of truths, aber, auf English bitte. My German is sehr schlecht. Any chance you could point me in a direction to find a copy in English translation?

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