Anja Bork



Universität Tübingen
SFB 1391 „Andere Ästhetik“
Keplerstr. 17
D-72074 Tübingen

Raum 23
 +49 (0)7071 29-75113
a.borkspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de



short CV


Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im SFB 1391 "Andere Ästhetik" an der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen


Studium der Evangelischen Theologie an der Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen und der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg


research project

The "schoene schîn" in the Vernacular Sermons of Meister Eckhart

Light has always played a role in the engagement with the divine – perceived as an aesthetic phenomenon, its description follows autological patterns primarily in the metaphors that are created. Meister Eckhart (around 1260–1328) integrates this into the social practice of preaching: in his vernacular sermons, he often speaks about light, about the spark in the soul, or about the luminousness that enlightens or deceives. The aim of the dissertation is to elaborate the thematic field of light in its various nuances and dynamics in Eckhart`s sermons. Special attention will be paid to the Christian traditions and their neoplatonic transformation as well as to the vernacularity of the sermons, which are understood as theological texts. From there, the study will pose the question of the graspability of reality, of truth and appearances, of cognition and deception, and will reflect on the relationship to theological topoi.

conferences and workshops

Workshop "LICHT.GESTALTEN. Zum Problem des Verhältnisses von Theologie und Ästhetik bei Mechthild von Magdeburg und Meister Eckhart im Horizont der lichtmetaphysischen Tradition", Tübingen, 03.07.2020 (im Rahmen des SFB-Teilprojekts C3). Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung finden sich hier.