A Primer in Creation SpiritualityPresented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes, and Two Questions

 

Revised and Updated Edition:

Unspools an adventuresome new paradigm for Christianity.

Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

 

Original edition:

Original Blessing makes available to the Christian World and to the human community a radical cure for all dark and derogatory views of the natural world wherever these may have originated.

--Thomas Berry author, The Dream of the Earth; The Great Work; co-author, The Universe Story

 

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Fox’s accomplishment in Original Blessing…. showed us how deeply we in the West have bought into an understanding of Christianity based on the fall-redemption paradigm.... Gradually the book is assuming the status of a classic.  In due course, it will take its place in the history of spirituality and indeed in the history of theology.

--John Cobb, Jr. professor emeritus at The School of Theology at Claremont , California co-author, The Liberation of Life and For the Common Good.

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Only in an addictive society that demands that we split the sacred from the secular could the call for an awareness of our original blessing be viewed as political.  How strange that our experience of wholeness, oneness, a spirituality that celebrates all life, can be viewed as a political threat.  This, to me, clearly shows how important these ideas are.

--Anne Wilson Schaef, Ph.D author, Beyond Therapy/Beyond Science; Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much; When Society Becomes an Addict

 

For me, Creation Spirituality as Matthew Fox talks about it, is like the Dreamtime in the way that it brings the entire cosmos into our lives, making it a part of us and us a part of it.

--Eddie Kneebone Aboriginal teacher and activist

Fox has done important work in this book and many of his other books to demonstrate there are strong themes of “Original Blessing” and “Creation Spirituality” throughout Christian history particularly in the Bible and in major Christian figures such as Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) and Meister Eckhart (1260-1329).

-- Carl Gregg, Patheos.com