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What Should Catholics Make of Eckhart Tolle?

 

Editor’s Note: Considering that Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose” is still influential in Catholic circles, we thought it would be a good idea to bring the following (originally published in 2009) out from our archives. 
Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle
Last year, Oprah Winfrey recommended to her world-wide audience a book written by the German-born spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle entitled A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. As expected, the book became a runaway bestseller, and an Internet program featuring Oprah and Tolle has attracted millions of participants. But then something happened that wasn’t expected: Oprah’s advocacy of A New Earth prompted a vigorous reaction from evangelical Christians who claimed that the book represented an attack on classical Christianity. A Christian-sponsored YouTube site critical of Tolle and Winfrey has received over seven million hits. What can we Catholics make of this controversy? read...