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Maverick theologian Matthew Fox brings readers into the common heart of the world's great religions, illuminating a "deep ecumenism" for seekers everywhere.

We get to the core of religion by going to the heart experience, Matthew Fox says, not by dwelling on doctrines that so easily divide even within religious traditions. In One River, Many Wells, Fox exhorts readers to embrace the common faith of deep ecumenism.

Fox masterfully distills the ...

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Overview

Maverick theologian Matthew Fox brings readers into the common heart of the world's great religions, illuminating a "deep ecumenism" for seekers everywhere.

We get to the core of religion by going to the heart experience, Matthew Fox says, not by dwelling on doctrines that so easily divide even within religious traditions. In One River, Many Wells, Fox exhorts readers to embrace the common faith of deep ecumenism.

Fox masterfully distills the common principles of the world's religions, and shows exactly how the different fingers of world faiths connect to a single hand. Drawing on seminal quotes, lessons, and ideas from the great faiths, he demonstrates how each expresses a common goal and approach to life, and concludes the book with "18 New Myths and Visions" that will inspire readers to embrace deep ecumenism.

One River, Many Wells is an indispensable resource, envisioning a new and exciting way of faith that erases the lines of false distinction between religions and calls upon each of us to worship from our common heart.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585423262
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/17/2004
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 377,318
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2004

    So many stars, one sky.

    Fox is giving the hounds of the status quo a run for their money with this effort. He is a one man encyclopedia where matters of the unity of religions is concerned. He points out the need for ecumenism to bridge the fundamentalist gaps between us. Fox demonizes no one though he points out the danger of forcing one's theology on others. His is the imaginative voice of one crying out in the wilderness. The voice of silent meditation brought to the written page. His book is inspiring at a time when the world needs all the inspiration it can get. One River is the underground river of living water that is the common source of all spiritual wisdom. The Kingdom of God is up in the sky. No. It is within the human heart, the Holy of Holies. Fox goes on to point out that to meditate is to dig a sacred well. That we need no middle man. All mystics are revolutionaries. Made in the image of God we are gods for it takes a god to worship God (Mine). That anything that brings us into a relationship with our core is a type of yoga. So find something creative to do and stick with it. If we have faith the size of a mustard seed we can change the world. We can change the current myth of terror into the myth of joy. So keep up the good fight for there is plenty of work to do. Love and Peace.

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