STATIONS OF THE COSMIC CHRIST:
Many people are familiar with the devotional practice within Christian churches of praying the “Stations of the Cross.” In this book Bishop Marc Andrus and spiritual theologian Matthew Fox challenge believers and non-believers alike to develop a new practice based on very ancient teachings and the new cosmology: The Stations of the Cosmic Christ.
In this time of wars and unprecedented challenge to the planet from human-induced climate change, how will humans integrate the teachings about the awesome universe in a way that empowers our joy and compassion?
Artists M. C. Richards and Javier Lemus join the authors in offering a Way and series of practices that moves the heart and awakens us to the Blessed Being who resides in us all and whether that eternal spark be called the “Cosmic Christ” or the “Buddha Nature” or the “Image of God.
|Publisher:||Tayen Lane Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 10 Years|
About the Author
BISHOP MARC ANDRUS
Marc Andrus is the Eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, a position he has held since 2006. Previously he was the Bishop Suffragan of Alabama. He served as a priest in an Episcopal boarding school as chaplain, and as rector of rural parish in Virginia. Marc is a leading voice in the religious world in areas of justice, particularly in eco-justice, immigration, peace, LGBTQ rights, racial reconciliation and gender equality. Bishop Andrus studied plant and soil science and Eastern religions as an undergraduate, completed a masters degree in urban and regional planning, and earned a masters of divinity at the Virginia Theological Seminary. While serving as Bishop of California, Marc is pursuing a doctorate in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies to deepen his ability to engage the planetary challenge of human-induced climate change.
Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut catholique de Paris and has authored 32 books on spirituality and contemporary culture that have been translated into 60 languages. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality and in doing so has reinvented forms of education and worship. His work is inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions and has awakened millions to the much neglected earth-based mystical tradition of the West. He has helped to rediscover Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Thomas Aquinas. Among his books are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, The Reinvention of Work, A Spirituality Named Compassion and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times. www.matthewfox.org.
In this creative work, the authors offer concrete entry points into a set of reflective spiritual practices for those called to move into an expansive understanding of the person of Jesus Christ today.Through imaginative encounters that go beyond a traditional focus on Christ’s passion and death, and which honor the radical freedom offered by his life and teaching, the Stations in this book provide a rich space for meditation.The beauty and strength of the art that focuses the practices presented here, the generous interfaith sensibilities of the authors, and the ways that they weave together the Scriptural accounts of Jesus, the great liturgical actions and feasts, and the concerns of contemporary people, make this book a precious gift to those seeking to cultivate a cosmic sense of the living presence of Christ.
Susanna Singer, PhD, spiritual director and professor at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA