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by Matthew Fox

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Author:
Matthew Fox
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978-0609805800
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0609805800
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Harmony (June 27, 2000)
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In this book, Matthew Fox dissects the roots of our culture's spiritual malaise and offers Creation Spirituality and a Theology of Spirit as the "medicine" for our society's deep spiritual "wounds.

In this book, Matthew Fox dissects the roots of our culture's spiritual malaise and offers Creation Spirituality and a Theology of Spirit as the "medicine" for our society's deep spiritual "wounds. He shows how, contrary to mainstream church teachings, flesh is the grounding of spirit, and how spirit and flesh are entwined with each other in a felicitous and spiritually nourishing bond. He outlines a Theology of Spirit, an approach to the fusing of spirit and flesh which has been underdeveloped in Western thought

Through its marriage of spirit and flesh, Fox's Theology of Spirit sets forth a visionary but practical mysticism that .

Through its marriage of spirit and flesh, Fox's Theology of Spirit sets forth a visionary but practical mysticism that lays out a blueprint for social transformation. In this book, Matthew Fox dissects the roots of our culture's spiritual malaise and offers Creation Spirituality and a Theology of Spirit as the "medicine" for our society's deep spiritual "wounds.

In this book, Matthew Fox dissects the roots of our culture's spiritual malaise and offers "medicine" for our society's deep spiritual "wounds.

Fox allows us to think creatively about our capacity for personal and institutional evil and what we can do about them. In this book, Matthew Fox dissects the roots of our culture's spiritual malaise and offers "medicine" for our society's deep spiritual "wounds. He outlines a Theology of Spirit, an approach to the fusing of spirit and flesh which has been underdeveloped in Western thought.

The depth of this book reflects the profundity of its author. There are so many interesting, difficult to come by facts which are all presented in the context of understanding our place in the cosmos, our relationship with ourself, our Creator and each other. Thanks again Matt, for all the hard work in bringing this book to "light".

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Transforming Evil in Soul and Society. Author: Matthew Fox Foreword by: Deepak Chopra, . Matthew Fox writes boldly and brilliantly about the Seven Cardinal Sins of the spirit, and the compassionate blessings of the flesh, all in relation to the attributes of the seven chakras-those energies given to us by God which can be used to become Godly, or Godless. It is a fine blend of his great intellectual prowess, creativity, and love of humanity.

Fox’s book The Coming of the Cosmic Christ: The .

Fox’s book The Coming of the Cosmic Christ: The Healing of Mother Earth and the Birth of a Global Renaissance delves more into these issues.

Through its marriage of spirit and flesh, Fox's Theology of Spirit sets forth a visionary but practical mysticism that lays out a blueprint for social transformation

Through its marriage of spirit and flesh, Fox's Theology of Spirit sets forth a visionary but practical mysticism that lays out a blueprint for social transformation.

The selection of books is the same! Shop on BookOutlet. ca Stay on BookOutlet. Visionary theologian and award-winning author Matthew Fox challenges traditional perceptions of good and evil by offering a new theology that lays the groundwork for a more enlightened treatment of ourselves, one another, and all of nature. Fox explains how the chakras teach us to direct the love-energies we all possess and proposes seven positive precepts for living a full and spirited life.

In Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh, visionary theologian and best-selling author Matthew Fox offers a new theology that fundamentally changes the traditional perception of good and evil and points the way to a more enlightened treatment of ourselves, one another, and all of nature. Through its marriage of spirit and flesh, Fox's Theology of Spirit sets forth a visionary but practical mysticism that lays out a blueprint for social transformation.   In this book, Matthew Fox dissects the roots of our culture's spiritual malaise and offers Creation Spirituality and a Theology of Spirit as the "medicine" for our society's deep spiritual "wounds." He shows how, contrary to mainstream church teachings, flesh is the grounding of spirit, and how spirit and flesh are entwined with each other in a felicitous and spiritually nourishing bond. He outlines a Theology of Spirit, an approach to the fusing of spirit and flesh which has been underdeveloped in Western thought. His cosmology stresses the need for diversity, the revelatory power of Nature, and the imperative of cooperation.  Fox draws together the wisdom of East and West on the subject of human destructiveness by taking Thomas Aquinas's definition of sin as "misdirected love" and ushering us through parallels between the Eastern teachings of the seven chakras and the Western teachings of the seven capital sins. In doing so, he responds to Martin Buber's call to "deprive evil of its power" not by "extirpating the evil urge, but by reuniting it to the good." Psychologist M. Scott Peck has said that humanity's naming of evil "is still in the primitive stage." With this book, Fox ushers us beyond rudimentary naming and places our capacity for evil in the fuller context of our touching the natural beauty of our physical world, the complex texture of our emotional lives, and the splendid depths of our spiritual center.In Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh Matthew Fox has created his most ambitious and profound book. The text crackles with his intelligence and wit, deftly moving the reader into an examination of our world and our perceptions about it and ourselves, expanding our minds and showing us paths of thought that you would swear were not there before you turned the page.
  • Matthew Fox's book seems as if it would be particularly relevant in the current political environment, and I really enjoyed the first part of the book. I think he handled the "sins of the spirit" very well, and I was excited to learn what he thought about how the flesh, the physical, could help rescue us from our obsession with religions buried in the past. I don't think the second part of the book lived up to that promise, but I still enjoyed the book and recommend it.

  • This book is so right on. It fits right in with the "Higher Consciousness" movement that is sweeping the world today. I am only 1/2 through it and fiind I am highlighting quite a few portions. Especially good read for anyone trying to escape fundamental Christianiy programming that results in self-loathing and fear of anything "carnal". After all Jesus was "incarnated" and all creation is good.

  • I stumbled on this book while websurfing. It seemed promising until I realized it was another book far too couched in Christian language for me to get anything out of it. Most of what Fox talks about is what I had to leave the church a long time ago to find out. Now some intelligent Christian authors are trying to catch up with the diversity of a new culture. Sorry; this book didn't grab me.

  • Fox gives one of the most readable and insightful histories of Christian theology available. He distinguishes life-affirming, creation-loving Christianity from a more world-denying, love-controlling theology which has bore more resemblance to Manichaeanism. Whether we find Fox's work faithful or not depends on which of these kinds of theology we believe in. To those who feel Fox attacks Catholicism, I'd point out his equally-critical treatment of anti-creation theology within Protestant tradition. And here, if I may, I'd like to summarize some of my favourite points from the book:

    We might assume that the Protestant Reformation rose for the sake of religious freedom. But as Fox points out, most early Protestant leaders actually championed a full return to Augustine's doctrine against free will. John Wyclif (1320-84) contradicted his Catholic Church by teaching that only Adam and Eve ever possessed freedom -- which they lost, both for themselves and all their posterity, as their punishment for disobedience. From that time forward no one alive had any real freedom, but all were slaves to inborn sin. The people of the world should therefore realize that nothing they did or said could be ever acceptable to the Father. No matter what, they would remain hopelessly unworthy of salvation, and deserve only eternal punishment. The good news of Christ was simply that God had overlooked the faults of some people, choosing them for predestined salvation through no merit or choice of their own.

    Martin Luther agreed, proclaiming that God's omnipotence rendered each human "unfree as a block of wood, a rock, a lump of clay or a pillar of salt". With such belief he supported slavery, feudal dues, and forced labor as seen in the Bible: "Sheep, cattle, men-servants, and maid-servants were all possessions to be sold as it pleased their masters. It were a good thing it were still so. For else no man may compel nor tame the servile folk".

    John Calvin made humanity's fallen nature seem obvious as the gap between heaven and earth:

    "The mind of man is so completely alienated from the righteousness of God ... His heart is so thoroughly infected by the poison of sin that it cannot produce anything but what is corrupt, and if at any time men do anything apparently good, yet the mind always remains involved in hypocrisy and deceit, and the heart enslaved by its inward perversity. ...

    If God had formed us of the stuff of the sun or the stars, or if he had created any other celestial matter out of which men could have been made, then we might have said that our beginning was honorable. ... But when someone is made of clay, who pays any attention to him? ... [So] who are we? We are all made of mud, and this mud is not just on the hem of our gown, or on the sole of our boots, or in our shoes. We are full of it, we are nothing but mud and filth both inside and out."

    Fox goes on to discuss the implications of modern knowledge that we are made of stellar, celestial matter. It's a book that helps us rethink our whole set of assumptions about what holiness is.

    --author of Correcting Jesus

  • I first came upon Matthew Fox's work in the early 1990's. Here I found a deep resonance. After our recent election I wondered what he might have to say and I came upon this book, written in 1999. It could have been published yesterday, it is so appropriate and important for each of us as individuals to educate ourselves to the wonders of Life on Eath, to see the places in ourselves where we can bring blessing and healing to ourselves and all other beings, and finally to be willing to withdraw our projections and honestly examine our own Shadow sides. In essence, to awaken! I checked this out of my local library and am now back to purchase a copy on Amazon because I want to read it again and to wade in the wisdom as I work on making these conscious changes in the depths of my own being. It takes work to overcome our old programming. Thank you to Matthew Fox for being born into this world and for holding up a torch to help us find our way! Blessings and peace.

  • The depth of this book reflects the profundity of its author. Matt Fox has always been a genius at research, synthesis and cogent analysis. There are so many interesting, difficult to come by facts which are all presented in the context of understanding our place in the cosmos, our relationship with ourself, our Creator and each other. Thanks again Matt, for all the hard work in bringing this book to "light".

  • Another great book by Matthew Fox. I humbly suggest you get the musical CD called "7" by Chip Davis (Mannheim Steamrollers)and thoroughly enjoy a new perspective on the sources of energy within and without the body combining Matthew's insights and the music of Chip Davis. Extraordinary.