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Document Details :
Title: Son of God
Subtitle: Between Ashkenazi Hasidim and Meister Eckhart
Author(s): SNELLER, Rico
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 27 Date: 2017
This paper explores the notion of divine sonship in both Eckhart and the Askhenazi Hasidim. Though we ignore if there was any intellectual interaction between them, it remains interesting that in both the motif of sonship plays a crucial role. Being, or rather, becoming son of God entails a spiritual breakthrough that connects theology and anthropology. However, if Eckhart allows for the birth of God’s son in the individual soul as the possibility of eternal rebirth, for the Ashkenazi Hasidim, becoming a son of God entails the eternal task of self-completion and attraction of the Godhead.