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. 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.
Fox founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California in 1996 where where he was President and professor until 2005. Now he serves as mentor, spokesperson and professor for Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder, Co that was founded by former students. He speaks regularly at professional and community gatherings around the world, and has led a renewal of liturgical forms with "The Cosmic Mass," which mixes dance, techno and live music, DJ, VJ, rap and contemporary art forms with the Western liturgical tradition. He is a recipient of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award; other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa and Rosa Parks. In addition to his duties at Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality, he is also a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, NM. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.