Watch: Bernard McGinn on Meister Eckhart (1260 -- 1327, C.E.). The embedding feature was disabled so I couldn't post the video here. There are some minor sound problems but you can still make out the words. It's well worth your time and attention.
"Bernard McGinn is a professor emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and the author of several books, including Early Christian Mystics, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism, Meister Eckhart: The Man from Whom God Hid Nothing, and The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart. He lives in Chicago." [Source: Amazon.com].
"Bernard McGinn (born 1937) is a theologian, historian, and scholar of spirituality, affiliated with the University of Chicago, where he is Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity in the Divinity School and the Committees on Medieval Studies and on General Studies." [Source: Wikipedia].
YouTube video description - [Channel: honkyoku]
Bernard McGinn reflects on "Mystical Language in Meister Eckhart"
A Lecture in Honor of John Connolly; Sophia Smith Professor of Philosophy
Smith College, Northampton, MA, October 20, 2011
Introduction by Professor Carol Zaleski
Professor of World Religions at Smith College
videography & editing by Robert A. Jonas, Ed.D.
(long-time fan of Eckhart and Professor McGinn's work)