The Reverend Matthew Fox is a theologian who expresses ideas which make some people very nervous. When he was a Roman Catholic priest in the Domican Order, he made the Vatican nervous. His church superiors were a bit unsettled when Fox referred to God as Mother, Father, and Child, and compared the Roman Catholic church to a dysfunctional family. They were especially upset by his theological doctrine, one he calls "Creation Spirituality", which tries to bridge the split between body and spirit, and the antagonism between science and religion, by offering a world view which brings together science, mysticism, and art. The school he founded to spread his gospel, The Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California, offers studies in Asian, African, and Native American spirituality,as well as physics and the Wicca tradition, which is commonly known as witchcraft. In 1988 The Vatican ordered Rev. Fox to be silent-neither preach nor teach---and Canadian producer Tim Wilson spent the days leading up to the silence with Rev. Fox, for an intimate portrait of a priest questioning some of the foundations of his religion. (Rev. Fox was subsequently dismissed by the Dominican Order and became an Anglican priest; he continues to write and lecture widely and is still spiritual leader of the Creation Spirtuality movement).
|A Voice in the Wilderness|
discusses the Four Paths of Creation Spirituality and provides some helpful links to broaden research.
The Watchman Expositor: The
This site discusses the beliefs of Creation Spirituality and talks of the evangelical Christian view of Creation Spirituality and its ideas. It analyzes Matthew Fox's theology in relation to Christian beliefs.
One Mind Magazine : Profile of Matthew Fox
Religious Movements Homepage: Creation Spirituality
What is Creation Spirituality?
Counting our Original Blessings
Interview with Matthew Fox.
Matthew Fox: Creation Spirituality
This is primarily Matthew Fox speaking of his Creation Spirituality beliefs in an article in One Mind Magazine. It is a profile page of Matthew Fox's beliefs.
Creation Spirituality: Liberating Gifts for the Peoples of the Earth
Fox addresses issues of worldwide significance and shows how people of all nations can learn from each other and unite in reverence for our planet and its people.
One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths
In this critically acclaimed bestseller, named "the overall most influential psycho-spiritual book of the 1980's", maverick theologian Matthew Fox provides a daring view of historical Christianity, and a theologically sound basis for the personal discovery of spiritual liberation.
Passion for Creation: The Earth-Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart
Matthew Fox's comprehensive translation of Meister Eckhart's sermons is a meeting of true prophets across hundreds of years that results in a spirituality for the new millennium.
The Coming of the Cosmic Christ: The Healing of Mother Earth and the Birth of a Global Renaissance
In this book "Fox calls for a return to mysticism (an experiential, nondualistic, 'right-brain' way) and a shift in focus from the historical Jesus to a pantheistically understood 'Cosmic Christ' who is continually incarnated in all creation."
The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet
Matthew Fox and acclaimed biologist Rupert Sheldrake - pioneers in modern religious thinking and scientific theory - launch a groundbreaking exploration into the ancient concept of the angel and restore dignity, meaning, and joy to our time-honored belief in these heavenly beings.
Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh: Lessons for Transforming Evil in Soul and Society
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.