Matthew Fox has devoted his career to unleashing the suppressed mystical and life-affirming traditions within Christianity and other faiths. His theology of Creation Spirituality-the belief that we are born in "original blessing"-earned him the headline-making censure of the Vatican, which officially "silenced" Fox in 1989 and precipitated his dismissal by the Dominican Order in 1995. Now an Episcopal priest, Fox is the author of more than twenty books.
Creativityby Matthew Fox
Drawn from a sermon that has electrified listeners, here is a concise, powerful meditation on the nature of creativity from Episcopal priest and radical theologian Matthew Fox./i>
The author of Original Blessing explores how the highest communion with the Divine can be found right at our fingertips in the simplest expressions of human creativity.
Drawn from a sermon that has electrified listeners, here is a concise, powerful meditation on the nature of creativity from Episcopal priest and radical theologian Matthew Fox.
Creativity is Fox at his most dynamic: It is immensely practical and leaves the reader with a message to put into action in life. Fox tantalizingly suggests that the most prayerful, most spiritually powerful act a person can undertake is to create, at his or her own level, with a consciousness of the place from which that gift arises.
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This book is truly inspiring to those of us compelled to create. Fox pulls from just about every spiritual path you can think of (Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Native American and African tribal beliefs, Kabbalah, and more)to assert his view that creativity comes from God/gods. He's also got a bit of a Pagan flavor when discussing the importance of nature and our place in it. He encourages readers to embrace their human creativity and honor it as a natural expression of the divine. It sounds academic, but is very accessible to the the lay-reader. If you're an open-minded artist, writer, or any type of creative person with a spiritual bent, give this book a try!