A Spirituality Named Compassion: Uniting Mystical Awareness with Social Justice

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• Fox marries mysticism with social justice, leading the way toward a gentler and more ecological spirituality and an acceptance of our interdependence

• A road map to fulfillment for the coming century

In A Spirituality Named Compassion, Matthew Fox, the popular and controversial author, establishes a spirituality for the future that promises personal, social, and global healing. Using his own experiences with the pain and lifestyle changes that resulted from an accident, Fox has written an uplifting book on the...

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Overview

• Fox marries mysticism with social justice, leading the way toward a gentler and more ecological spirituality and an acceptance of our interdependence

• A road map to fulfillment for the coming century

In A Spirituality Named Compassion, Matthew Fox, the popular and controversial author, establishes a spirituality for the future that promises personal, social, and global healing. Using his own experiences with the pain and lifestyle changes that resulted from an accident, Fox has written an uplifting book on the issues of ecological justice, the suffering of Earth, and the rights of her nonhuman citizens.

Fox defines compassion as creativity put to the service of justice and argues that we can achieve compassion for both humanity and the environment as we recognize the interconnectedness of all things. Working toward the creation of a gentler, ecological, and feminist Christianity, Fox marries mysticism and social justice, emphasizing that as we enter a new millennium society needs to realize that spirituality's purpose is to guide us on a path that leads to a genuine love of all our relations and a love for our shared interdependence.

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"Forceful and compelling. . . . A work of marvelous construction."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892818020
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,000,433
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Fox is a theologian, educator, former Dominican priest, and the author of such popular books as Original Blessing and The Coming of the Cosmic Christ. The author of twenty-one books and the winner of numerous awards, he is also the founder and president of the University of Creation Spirituality and codirector of The Naropa Institute’s master’s program in Creation Spirituality, both in Oakland, California.
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Table of Contents


Preface - The Second Edition

Preface - Retrieving Compassion from its Lonely Exile

1. Towards a Meaning of Compassion: From Exiling Compassion as Sentiment to Living Compassion as a Way of Life

2.
Sexuality and Compassion: From Climbing Jacob's Ladder to Dancing Sarah's Circle

3.
Psychology and Compassion: From a Psychology of Control (Competition, Compulsion and Dualism) to Psychology of Celebration (Letting Be, Letting Go, Letting Dialectic Happen)

4.
Creativity and Compassion: From a Fetish with the Cross to an Exploration of the Empty Tomb

5.
Science, Nature, and Compassion: From a Mechanistic and Piecemeal Universe to an Organic and Interdependent One

6.
Economics and Compassion: From an Expansionist Economics based on the 'Wealth of Nations' to an Economics of Interdependence based on the Survival of the Global Village

7.
Politics and Compassion: From an Elitist and Ladder-Like Solution to Political Issues to a Just Sharing in a Sarah-Circle Body Politic

8.
Compassion and the Healing of Humpty Dumpty, the Global Village and Us: FRom the Salvation of the Privatized Soul to the Mending of the Cracked World Soul

Notes

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