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Theologica Germanica

A 14th century treatise on practical mysticism by an anonymous “Friend of God.” It was first published by Martin Luther, who said that next to the Bible and St. Augustine, the book influenced him more than any other. The author is said to be a priest and warden of the Teutonic Order at Frankfort, and received influences from Tauler, Augustine and Meister Eckhart.

The following quotations are examples of the mystical messages of the Theologica Germanica

Nothing burns in hell but the self.

Hereby shall ye mark this: There is an inward sight which hath power to perceive the One true Good, and that it is neither this nor that (chapter 18).

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