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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Matthew Fox is well-known for having revived the tradition of Creation Spirituality and for being a compelling voice for ecological and socially progressive causes. He is the author of 35 books, including Original Blessing, which has sold more than a quarter million copies. He is the recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award given by the Peace Abbey of Sherborn, Massachusetts. Other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Ernesto Cardenal, and Rosa Parks. He lives in California, where he has founded the University of Creation Spirituality, and is codirector of the Naropa Institute in Oakland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.